Suzanne Matson

English Department Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 552-3716

Author's Bio

Suzanne Matson is the author of three novels and two books of poetry. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she lives in the Boston area and teaches at Boston College, where she co-directs the Creative Writing Concentration and curates Poetry Days, a reading series.

Publications and Prizes

A Trick of Nature
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2000)
, Durable Goods
(Alice James Books, 1993)
, Sea Level
(Alice James Books, 1990)
, The Hunger Moon
(W. W. Norton & Company, 1997)
, The Tree-Sitter
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2006)
American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Shenandoah
Prizes Won: 
National Endowment for the Arts writing fellowship; Massachusetts Cultural Council writing fellowship; American-Scandinavian Foundation fellowship; Academy of American Poets Prize; Young Poet's Prize from Poetry Northwest.

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Fiction Writer, Poet
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Portland, OR
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Last updated: Sep 13, 2016