Matt and Maria will be doing a late launch of their pamphlet Ten Truths From Wonderland
MARIA CASTRO DOMINGUEZ
Maria Castro Dominguez is the author of ‘A Face in The Crowd’ her Erbacce–press winning collection and “A Cuatro Manos” (Four Hands) co-authored with Jacobo Valcárcel. Winner of the third prize in Brittle Star´s Poetry Competition 2018. Finalist in the 2019 Stephen A DiBiase Poetry contest NY and was highly commended in the Borderlines Poetry Competition this year.
Her poems have appeared in numerous journals such as Orbis, Obsessed With Pipework, Apogee, The Long-Islander Huntington Journal NY, Popshot, Pank Magazine, Empty Mirror and London Grip.She lives presently in Gran Canaria where she works as a freelance writer teacher, translator, and proofreader. She holds a Bachelor´s degree in English philology from the UNED.
Matt was born in Bristol 1971 and now lives in Newport, Wales with his partner Kelly his poems have appeared in many journals such as The Potomac Review, Foxtrot Uniform, Ambit, Poetry Saltzburg Review, Dodging the Rain, Here Comes Everyone, Osiris Poetry Journal, The Blue Nib, The Poetry Village, The Journal, The Dawntreader, The High Window, The Ghost City Review, L’ Ephemere Review, Ink, Sweat, and Tears, Confluence, Marble Poetry Magazine, Polarity, Lakeview International Literary Journal, Matt won the Erbacce Prize for Poetry in 2015 with his first full collection of poems Dystopia 38.10 and became one of five core members at Erbacce-Press, where Matt interviews poets for the erbacce-journal, organises events and reads with the other members for the annual erbacce prize.
In 2017 Matt won the Into the Void Poetry Prize with his poem Elegy for Magdalene, and read his work across the east – coast of the U.S.A. with readings at the prestigious Cambridge Public Library Poetry Series in Boston, a guest poet appearance at The Parkside Lounge and Sip This in New York City, Matt read at his first U.S. book launch in Philadelphia and has two new chapbooks available One Million Tiny Cuts (Clare Song Birds Publishing House) and A Season in Another World (Thirty West Publishing House) plus a small limited edition booklet The Feeding ( Rum Do Press) Venice and London, and a collaborative pamphlet ‘Ten Truths from Wonderland’ with Maria Castro Dominguez, Matt was also one of the winners of the Naji Naaman Literary Honours Prize (2019) his second collection ‘Woodworm’(Hedgehog Poetry Press) came out in 2019 he has read his work across the world including The Poetry on the Lake Festival in Orta, Italy, at the Poetry Café in London, A Casa dos Poetas in Portugal, in New York, Boston, and Paxos in Greece, and various venues across the U.K. Matt’s third full length collection ‘Everyone is Waiting for Tomorrow’ will be published in 2021.