About David Matthews
Poet, runner, engaged intellectual. Native of the South Carolina Midlands, resident of Portland, Oregon.
Poems, reviews, and essays have appeared in Adelaide Literary Magazine, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Quill and Parchment, the anthologies Blown Out: Portland's Indie Poets, Ghost Town Poetry Volume 2: 2004 – 2014, and Raising Our Voices: an anthology of Oregon poets against the War, and elsewhere. Two small volumes of poems are self-published in the tradition of Blake and Whitman: Notes to One Who Is Far from Here (2003) and A Portable Bohemia (2008).
Matthews heaves his heart against the bulwarks, sets his siege engines of verse a-going into the fathomless ludicrous nonsensical void. ― Wade Dinius