Airea D. Matthews

Airea D. Matthews is the author of Simulacra (Yale University Press, 2017), which won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, and the forthcoming memoir-in-verse Bread and Circus (Simon and Schuster, 2023). Matthews earned her MFA from the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan. In 2022, she was named Philadelphia’s poet laureate. She is an associate professor at Bryn Mawr College, where she co-directs the poetry program.