Matthew Thorburn, Poet - Author of Dear Almost
Matthew Thorburn's new book of poems is String, published by Louisiana State University Press in March 2023.
He’s also the author of seven previous collections, including The Grace of Distance, a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize; the book-length poem Dear Almost, honored with the Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry; and A Green River in Spring, winner of the Coal Hill Review chapbook competition. 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 New Yorker, he lives with his family in small-town New Jersey.
Follow him on Instagram: @thorburnpoet