ICAROS is a psychedelic odyssey that roams from Los Angeles to Andromeda and is set to a soundtrack of 1960s and 70s rock and roll classics.
ICAROS is a psychedelic odyssey that roams from Los Angeles to Andromeda and is set to a soundtrack of 1960s and 70s rock and roll classics, this playful debut collection of prose poems from Matthew Schultz riffs on counterculture literature from The Beats and Surrealists to Science Fiction and Fantasy. An encomium to poets like Max Jacob, Jim Morrison, Terrance Hayes, and Jose Hernandez Diaz, Schultz considered the intersections among prose and poetry, space and time, imagination and reality, the known and the unknown.
Matthew Schultz is the Director of the Writing Center and Adjunct Associate Professor of English. He earned both his B.A. and M.A. in English Literature at John Carroll University and his Ph.D. in English Literature from Saint Louis University where he specialized in Irish Studies, Literary Modernism, and Postcolonial Theory. Matt is the author of Haunted Historiographies: The Rhetoric of Ideology in Postcolonial Irish Fiction (Manchester University Press, 2014) and Joycean Arcana: Ulysses and the Tarot de Marseille (EyeCorner Press 2020). He also edited Postcolonial Star Wars: Essays on Empire and Rebellion in a Galaxy Far, Far Away (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2020). His essays on Irish literary history have appeared in journals like Irish Studies Review, James Joyce Quarterly, Postcolonial Text, and Literature & Aesthetics. Additionally, Matt has published two novels-On Coventry (Harvard Square Editions, 2015) and We, The Wanted (John Hunt Publishing 2021). He has written three poetry chapbooks: Parallax (2River Press, 2021), Encomium: Cento Paradelles (Beir Bua Press, 2022), and With Ghosts (ELJ Editions, 2022). Inflorescence, Matt's full-length poetry collection, is also available from Alien Buddha Press (2022). Matt's teaching and research interests include Irish Studies, Literary Modernism, Comparative Literature, Genre and Media Studies, and Creative Writing.