Poetry. "In this cycle of post-lyrical poems, Matthew Hall questions the form and circumstances of these factors. What are they? A synecdoche of bodily presence and the signs of (an)other are wound together. A metaphor gives way to description but remains inseparable. Linguistically, there is slippage, but the image is concrete, materialising out of allusion to an earth-spiritual possibility. This is the settler moment, the lonely object in the lonely house in the lonely construct of settlement."—John Kinsella
Matthew Hall holds a PhD from the University of Western Australia, where he wrote on the poetry of J H Prynne. Cambridge Scholars released his monograph Violence in the Work of J H Prynne in 2015. He is also the author of the poetry collections Hyaline, Distant Songs, and Royal Jelly. He teaches at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia and is the longstanding scholarly editor at Cordite Poetry Review.
Author City: Saskatoon, SK CAN