Matthew James Babcock

MATTHEW JAMES BABCOCK {[email protected]} is Professor of English at BYU–Idaho. He is the author of two poetry collections, Points of Reference (Folded Word) and Strange Terrain (Mad Hat Press), winner of the 2016 AML Poetry Award. His first fiction collection, Four Tales of Troubled Love, is available from Harvard Square Editions, and his follow-up fiction collection, Future Perfect, is forthcoming from Ferry Street Books in 2019. His debut nonfiction collection, Heterodoxologies (Educe Press), was a finalist in the 2017 AML Awards. He was awarded a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Award and Juxtaprose Poetry Award and is the author of one critical study, Private Fire: Robert Francis’s Ecopoetry and Prose.

Review: Making the World Light for Others Keira Shae. How the Light Gets In: A Memoir.

Articles/Essays – Volume 51, No. 4

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The Walker

Articles/Essays – Volume 39, No. 2

Our firsts and lasts were leaves burned the hour we left.  Ted Hughes You could say that my life and The Walker’s life—well, it’s all been a question of firsts. And to be honest, I thought…

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Charity Never

Articles/Essays – Volume 40, No. 4

This is how I remember it.  The morning before my business flight to England, our two-year old daughter, Myra, started shrieking as if a Ninja assassin had infiltrated her room. I wrapped a pillow around…

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