Matthew Thorburn, Poet - Author of Dear Almost
I’m looking forward to several readings this fall and the chance to share Dear Almost with some new readers. I’ll be reading with Nicole Cooley and Miranda Field at Berl’s Poetry Shop in Brooklyn next month, as well as reading and fielding questions at a poetry town hall event in The Bronx in November. A reading in Baltimore is also in the works. Check out the Events page for more info.
Hearty thanks to The Southern Review for picking up a poem from my new book project. “Your New World” will appear in the Spring 2018 issue.
Kathy Fagan’s poems explore the mysteries in the matter-of-fact; they bring a sharp eye and tender heart to the exact and strange particulars of life. I was thrilled to have the chance to read with her earlier this year in Ann Arbor. More recently, we caught up via email to talk about her beautiful new book of poems, Sycamore, for the Ploughshares blog.
Thank you to the editors of HeartWood Literary Magazine and contest judge Maggie Anderson for selecting my poem “The Road to Bethlehem” as an honorable mention in their annual broadside competition. The poem will appear in their October issue.