Sebastian Matthews

Sebastian Matthews is the author of the poetry collection We Generous (Red Hen Press, 2007) and a memoir, In My Father’s Footsteps (W. W. Norton). He co-edited, with Stanley Plumly, Search Party: Collected Poems of William Matthews. Matthews teaches at Warren Wilson College and serves on the faculty at Queens College Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing. His poetry and prose have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Georgia Review, New England Review, Poetry Daily, Poets & Writers, Seneca Review, The Sun, Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Writer’s Almanac, among others. Matthews co-edits Rivendell, a place-based literary journal, and serves as poetry advisor for Ecotone.

Through the Apple Orchard

  What can a boy do with such information but store it in his body? —Robert Boswell, “Smoke” All Alan wanted to do that last summer was go over to John’s and smoke cigarettes with his friends.…