Matthew Brouwer is a performance poet and teaching artist residing in Seattle, WA. His work bridges the worlds of spoken word and literary poetry to create a style that can be both evocative and subtle, enlivening and profound. He has performed throughout the US and been featured in regional literary, performance, and visual arts showcases such as Cirque, Phrasings, and Strands. Matthew leads workshops and retreats for teens and adults, co-founded the Whatcom Juvenile Justice Creative Writing Project, and has facilitated Kintsugi Writing Circle for people suffering chronic medical conditions. Stories We Must Tell, his first full collection of poems was released April, 2015.
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“The best feature poet we’ve ever had.” –RJ Walker, Greenhouse Effect, Salt Lake City
“Electrifying…” –Shelley Tucker, Seattle, author of Writing Poetry