September 4, 2011

Matthew Caley


Matthew Caley's debut Thirst [Slow Dancer, 1999] was nominated for The Forward Prize for Best First Collection and was followed by The Scene Of My Former Triumph [Wrecking Ball, 2005].
His third collection Apparently was published by Bloodaxe in 2010 and featured on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb. He has been Commended, 3rd and 2nd in recent National Poetry Competitions.

His work is included in Identity Parade: New British & Irish Poets ed by Roddy Lumsden and The Picador Book Of Love Poetry ed John Stammers. He has read his work in venues across the county and abroad, recently at The Durham Book Festival, the 5th Novi Sad International Literary Festival in Serbia and The Aldeburgh Festival.

His ‘lost fin-de-siecle’ concept collection Professor Glass is published by Donut Press in spring 2011.