Lisa Matthews is a poet and freelance writer based on the northeast coast of England. She has published three books of poetry, most recently The eternally packed suitcase. Her fourth book Callisto, a collection of prose poems, is due out in September 2017. She is working in collaboration with visual artist and digital developer Melanie E. Ashby on the Northumberland-based poetics and environmental project ESTUARY. Lisa is Lead Poet at the Northern Poetry Library and is currently a part-time doctoral researcher at Northumbria University where she is investigating the roles of the confessional mode and sequential poetics in her practice and the practice of other poets.
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