Dear friends, I received some of the best news a person in my position can receive. No, No, I am not participating in the Showcase Showdown for a new set of living room furniture, but YesYes Books is going to publish my second collection of poems "Reaper's Milonga" in the fall of 2017! YesYes is an amazing press and you should really check out their catalogue of award-winning, mind-bending, and swoon-worthy authors here.Do yourself a favor and attend one of their readings, buy some books, and then buy mine when it comes out!
FORTHCOMING FALL 2017
Lucian Mattison's debut poetry collection, Peregrine Nation, won the 2014 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize from the Broadkill River Press, judged by Diane Lockward, Gerry LaFemina, and Larry Woiwode. For more information or to purchase, click here.
The Nashville Review:
The Adroit Journal:
In Search of Sheep
Four Way Review:
Stick and Poke Tattoo
"Lucian Mattison, who has lived in Brazil and Chile takes on the role of a “New world vulture” observing the turbulent life around him. Knives, guns, riot police, and even earthquakes are common in the Santiago of his debut collection, but there is a sweetness and sensuality to be found there as well. If “English is a way out / tongue in which we celebrate what we leave,” Mattison’s poems give us a way into “culture of silence” he so skillfully describes and disturbs. Not since the publication of Carolyn Forché's The Country Between Us more than 30 years ago has a poet written more compellingly about events that most Americans would prefer to ignore."
- Sue Ellen Thompson, Editor of The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry
The Broadkill River Press (2014)