Everything is made of shapes made of loops and lines Mother said and my life began to unravel the string of the world running out of my pencil she taught me to hold on fingers’ pressure against wood could blur lead to shadow show the slow darkening a candle’s flicker making strange angles of her face she said
Matthew Thorburn was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. He received a BA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from The New School.
Thorburn is the author of Dear Almost (Louisiana State University Press, 2016), This Time Tomorrow (Waywiser, 2013), Every Possible Blue (WordTech Communications, 2012), and Subject To Change (New Issues, 2004).
The poet Al Maginnes writes, “Thorburn finds room for food and prayer, for work and love, for keen observation of the twin worlds we inhabit, the one inside us and the one where our daily lives take place.”
Thorburn is a recipient of the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress. He works in corporate communications and lives in New York City.
Dear Almost (Louisiana State University Press, 2016)
This Time Tomorrow (Waywiser, 2013)
Every Possible Blue (WordTech Communications, 2012)
Subject To Change (New Issues, 2004)