Poetry offers us the capacity to carry in us and express the contradictory impulses that make us human.

—Kwame Dawes, Academy of American Poets Chancellor (2018- )

Thea Matthews

Thea Matthews is a poet, author, and educator originally from San Francisco, California. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, Alta Journal, Epiphany magazine, On the Sea Wall, Southern Indiana Review, Tahoma Literary ReviewThe New Republic, Atlanta Review, the Rumpus, and others. She has an MFA in Poetry from New York University and lives in Brooklyn. 

The Matthews