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Christopher Todd Matthews

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Christopher Todd Matthews

  • English Department
    Washington & Lee University
    Lexington, VA 24450
  • E-mail: matthewsc@wlu.edu

Author's Bio

I was born and partly raised in California—not that I was only partly raised, but you know what I mean. The rest, and some of the hardest parts, took place in Michigan, where I eventually earned degrees from Kalamazoo College (BA) and, after another stint in California, the University of Michigan (PhD). Somewhere in there I also received an MFA from Warren Wilson College. Now I live in Lexington, Virginia, and teach at Washington & Lee University, mostly nineteenth-century British lit. As a poet I tend to Moore’s heresy—“I too dislike it”—and perhaps find any full-bodied embrace of any art less than appealing. Perhaps, despite a love of Dickens, I have something against earnestness. Nonetheless, poems have been for me one of the only real serious ways of thinking about things, paying attention to things, constructing a response to what I guess we’d call the world.

Publications and Prizes

Journals:
Antioch Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review, Crazyhorse, Cream City Review, Free Lunch, Gettysburg Review, Mid-American Review, Poet Lore, Quarterly West, River Styx, Shenandoah, The Cortland Review, Third Coast, West Branch

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Listing last updated: June 13, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Born in:
CA

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