Matthew Thorburn, Poet - Author of Dear Almost
Poet and Occasional Essayist
Matthew Thorburn's latest book is The Grace of Distance (LSU Press, 2019), a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize.
He’s also the author of six previous collections, including the book-length poem Dear Almost (LSU Press, 2016), honored with the Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry; A Green River in Spring (Autumn House Press, 2015), winner of the Coal Hill Review chapbook competition;This Time Tomorrow (Waywiser Press, 2013), a finalist for the National Poetry Series and the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize; Every Possible Blue (CW Books, 2012); Subject to Change (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2004), winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize; and an earlier chapbook, the long poem Disappears in the Rain (Parlor City Press, 2009).
His work has been recognized with a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, the Mississippi Review Prize, and fellowships from the Bronx and New Jersey arts councils and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. A native of Michigan and for many years a resident of New York City, he now lives with his family in small-town New Jersey.