Literary Magazine Publications

Matthew's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the following publications:

2022

Twin Bill, "The Banishment of Moses Fleetwood Walker"

The Rye Whiskey Review, "Scenes from a Sports Bar"

Up the Staircase Quarterly, "Jim Tells Huck Finn a Bedtime Story"

The Lyre, two poems, Third Place Finish in Poetry Contest

Bardball, "The Fire and Billy Martin"

WFDD (NPR Affiliate) Poetry Month Challenge, multiple poems

Juke Joint Magazine, "City Slicker Goes Countryside"

The Northern New England Review, "My Wooster Ave. Christmas - Circa 2003"

I-70 Review, TBA

2021

First Literary Review, “Macbeth Chessboard” 

Kissing Dynamite Poetry, “When I Ran Away From Home and Only Took a Backpack of Rap" 

The Mark Literary Review, “Downtown Lights During the Holidays”

New York Quarterly, two poems

Albany Poets, two poems

Trouvaille Review, " A Round Town Full of Squares"

Black Bough Poet, “June Bug Nights”

October Hill Magazine, "Bat Flailing in the Backyard Shed" 

Front Porch Review, "A Puerto Rican Dance Festival"

South Florida Poetry Journal, three poems

Pine Hills Review, "When Black People Get to Swim in Chicago"

Night Music Journal, "Jazzman Plays the Songbook" 

Spitball Magazine, "Black Baseball Blues in Pittsburgh"

2020

Aethlon: Journal of Sports Literature, “A Commemoration: Ebbets Field”

The Westchester Review, “The Last Gobstopper of Halloween”

The Under Review, “The Norms of the ‘60s Celtics”

Ghost City Review, “An Opinion Piece on the Death of Newsprint”

Loud Coffee Press, “Otis” 

Chronogram Magazine, “A Prescription from Dr. J”

The New Southern Fugitives, “If God Permitted Pirates on the Mississippi”

The Twin Bill, “The Voice of Bob Sheppard,” 2020 *Best of the Net Nominee

Maryland Literary Review, “Cain Sings the Moon Blues"

2019

Red Eft Review, “Summer in Starkville, MS”

Portrait of New England, two poems

2018

Anti-Heroin Chic, two poems

The Sport Literate, “Voyage of the Negro League Player” 

The Mystic Blue Review, three poems

The Stray Branch, “The Unseen Definite” 

Plum Tree Tavern, “Binghamton June"

Corvus Review, “On Wise Whitman”

Street Light Press, “There Was a Tornado in Brooklyn” 

Mused Literary Review, two poems

The Pangolin Review, “Childhood Memories of Fireworks” 

Maudlin House, “Dark Comedy” 

2017

Scarlet Leaf Review, “four poems

The Roanoke Review, “Lazarus is a Black Man,” 2017 *Best of the Net Nominee*

Quail Bell Magazine, three poems

The Occulum, three poems

2016

Obsidian Magazine, “Summer in a Ghetto”

The News Verse News, “Beautiful and Bitter the Water” 

The Yellow Chair Review, “Looking for Charlie Parker”

Jerry Jazz Musician, four poems

Sick Lit Magazine, five poems

Ink in Thirds, “Reading the Face that Appeared in the Mirror”

2014-15

The Coraddi, six poems

The Carolinian, six poems

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Honors

  • Best of the Net Nominee - 2017, 2021

  • Finalist in Sport Literate's Fight Contest - 2019