“Clear, startling and brave.  Matthew’s poems take us to the underworld and back.  We are all better off for the journey.”  -Kevin Murphy, author of Between Onions and Oxygen

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Part journal of an illness without diagnosis, part descent into and slow crawl out from the pit of despair, this fine collection disdains the simple journey of healing for an unblinking engagement with suffering and joy.” -Michael Schein, Director of LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop