poet Matthew Thorburn

Matthew Thorburn is a dad, husband, corporate comms guy and the author of six books and two chapbooks of poems. His new book is String, published by Louisiana State University Press in 2023. His previous books include The Grace of Distance, a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize, and the book-length poem Dear Almost, which won the Lascaux Prize. His writing has been recognized with a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, as well as fellowships from the Bronx and New Jersey arts councils. Originally from Michigan and for many years a New Yorker, he lives with his wife and son near Princeton, New Jersey. His poems, dogs and chickens appear regularly on Instagram (@thorburnpoet).


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