Recent Press

Palette Poetry: “Becoming Poet: Philip Matthews”

“I call myself a poet because I think it’s important to offer new potentials for language in public, where language so often markets to us: products, affiliations, identities.“

Humble Arts Foundation: “Wig Heavier than a Boot: A Collaboration of Poetry, Photography, and Queer Identity”

“…suddenly Petal was stirring. She lifted her head off the page and looked at me and said, ‘I'm going to speak now.’ That was the beginning.”

Provincetown Banner: “In his work, Fine Arts Work Center fellow Philip Matthews duels with darkness”

“But it’s that meditation that helps him bring to light his darkest poems.”