an American poet and essayist.
Raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Matthews earned a bachelor's degree from Yale University, and a master's from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In addition to serving as a Writer-in-Residence at Boston's Emerson College, Matthews held various academic positions at institutions including Cornell University, the University of Washington (Seattle), the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of Iowa. He served as president of Associated Writing Programs and of the Poetry Society of America. At the time of his death he was a professor of English and director of the creative writing program at City College of New York ... more »
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- A Poetry Reading At West Point
- No Return
- Homer's Seeing-Eye Dog
- Mingus At The Showplace
- Dire Cure
- The Blues
- Job Interview
- Poem (The lump of coal my parents teased...
- On The Porch At The Frost Place, Francon...
- A Happy Childhood
- A Roadside Near Ithaca
- A Walk
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