David Matthews


Portland, OR

Author's Bio

David Matthews is a native of the South Carolina Midlands, poet, runner, and unaffiliated intellectual. Graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in philosophy. One day he found himself in Atlanta at the birth of the Little 5 Points arts scene and lingered there for twenty years. In 1998 he came to Portland.

He draws on diverse traditions to fashion poems that at their best convey a sense of something akin to what the Romantics referred to as the sublime and the Surrealists termed the marvelous. His poems and essays have appeared in magazines, anthologies, and poetry blogs.

“Matthews heaves his heart against the bulwarks, sets his siege engines of verse a-going into the fathomless ludicrous nonsensical void.”—Wade Dinius

Publications & Prizes

Quill & Parchment
Red River Review
The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature

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My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

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Last update: Jul 02, 2016