“The poems in Alex Mattraw’s third full-length collection RAW ANYONE offer the reader a deep poetic examination of the social and environmental toxins that affect our lives during these pandemic times. Cells, mouths, and rooms hold spaces for questions and declarations. In “A Room, after Virginia Woolf,” the author implores, ‘Knock the head-room. / I ask you to live.’ This compelling poetry collection burns with detoxifying intelligence and heart.” —Maw Shein Win, author of Storage Unit for the Spirit House
Poetry. Environmental Studies.
Alexandra Mattraw is a fourth generation native of Northern California. She is also the author of WE FELL INTO WEATHER (The Cultural Society, 2020), SMALL SIREN (The Cultural Society, 2018), these threads a sound (Beard of Bees, 2013) and flood psalm (Dancing Girl Press, 2017). Her poems and reviews have appeared in American Letters and Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Eleven Eleven, The Poetry Project, VOLT, The Volta, and elsewhere. In Oakland, she curates an art centric writing and performance series called Lone Glen.Author City: BERKELEY, CA USA