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Author: Mathias Svalina

Mathias Svalina was born in Chicago. He is the author of THE WINE-DARK SEA (Sidebrow Books, 2016), WASTOID (Big Lucks Books, 2014), THE EXPLOSIONS (Subito Press, 2012), I AM A VERY PRODUCTIVE ENTREPRENEUR (Mud Luscious Press, 2011) and DESTRUCTION MYTH (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2009). With Zachary Schomburg, he co-edits Octopus Magazine and Octopus Books. He currently teaches writing and literature in Denver, Colorado.

Destruction Myth
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Destruction Myth

Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Poetry. Expanding the palette of contemporary surrealism while harkening back to the stories and prayers at the origin of poetry, DESTRUCTION MYTH is a series of absurdist myths of creation and destruction that are at times both inventively silly an...

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The Explosions
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The Explosions

Subito Press

Poetry. This book of poems features Svalina's 60+ page epic, "Above the Fold," about which he notes: The poem is about the process of watching things happen in your name both across the globe & in front of you, & the ingestion of media images that r...

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Wastoid
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Wastoid

Big Lucks Books

Poetry. In WASTOID'S dystopian landscape of desire, lovers love trampolines, lamp-makers, the sound of cars driving in the rain, anonymous tips that send innocent men to the electric chair, toil, silence, etc. Tender & nonsensical, foolish & profoun...

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The Wine-Dark Sea
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The Wine-Dark Sea

Sidebrow Books

Poetry. In a clear-cut voice "as simple as ink," Mathias Svalina's THE WINE-DARK SEA vocalizes the urge to write oneself alive. Through this lyric journal of taut poems, each titled The Wine-Dark Sea, Svalina breathes life into overlooked places: th...

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