Matthew Thorburn, Poet - Author of Dear Almost
I'm very excited to have three poems -- "Sweet Corn," "My Son on the Video Baby Monitor" and "Like A Light Left on for You" -- coming up in Machine Dreams. Big thanks to editor Margaret Rhee for selecting these poems. The new issue will launch online in early December.
"Like A Light" previously appeared in Pool, and is part of a new manuscript I'm working on called Never Going Back Again.
Thanks so much to the editors of Cherry Tree for accepting three poems for their next issue. "How Every Song Ends," "First We Felt Young" and "The New World" will appear in issue 3, due out next year.
My interview with poet Naoko Fujimoto is up today at the Ploughshares blog. Naoko's collection Home No Home won the Oro Fino chapbook competition. It's a beautiful, surprising, captivating sequence of poems focused around the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011. If you haven't read it, please check it out.