David Matthews

Poet

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

Journals:
Quill & Parchment
,
Red River Review
,
The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature
,
Tryst

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Columbia
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Last update: Jul 02, 2016