How do you take your coffee?
The way my Uncle Joe makes it. Then left black immersed in ice.
Tell us a little about the experience of making the work you have featured in REALITY BEACH.
When I lived on Pond Street in Wakefield, RI, there was a topography that lent itself to both myself and Phebe, who resided there as a past(to us) conduit. The poem itself pressed as if in waking dream. Not to say this was a conjuring act, rather, this was the action of walking into water electrified. Flesh made willow tree. In truth, I’m not certain.
Tell us about the poems you’ve been writing.
Little since the Elder tree. Most that comes in wounded steeples. Sometimes I will whisper lullabies in tongues or ask Shae, one recently created, if we should forgive father figures. They come in the spaces between pirouettes and cymbals.
Where can we buy some ?
Gesture press. Heather Goodrich, Sally Seck, Lindsay Miller, & Brenna manifested a text that Kristen & I believe can be read backwards, forwards, forwards, back.
What’s the last thing you burned?
a candle on winter solstice.
Where is your beach?
I’m in the process of grieving The Great Salt Pond of Point Judith. We used to hex Quahogs with our toes from the silt. KP saved herself from a lost ship. There was a green nebula which burst across the sky & when this beach is gone so it appears.
What’s the best line on the fifth page of the poetry book closest to you?
“to play the turning over of absence” Karen Weiser To Light Out
What is your favorite dance move? Please Describe.
There are many favorites. The 74 – in which my hips gyrate and my left and right hand act as pillars, my eyes akimbo. The number 34 in which while wearing prior shirt as hat or handkerchief I gyrate counterclockwise while working vibrational wave from left to right, right to left. Most contain gyration.
What’s the ebb reveal?
Pierre Yoyotte’s “Theory of the Fountain”
Do yourself a favor and enjoy Matthew’s poetry here.