"Poetry is not a luxury."-Audre Lorde
Chris Mattingly of Louisville, Kentucky, is the author of A Light for Your Beckon (translations of Anglo Saxon riddles) and the forthcoming Scuffletown from Typecast Publishing. His poems have lately appeared in Lumber Yard, Still, Louisville Review, Sawmill, and Forklift, Ohio.
Chris holds an MFA in poetry from Spalding University, cultivates a great big garden, plays the banjo, sometimes travels ridiculous distances for good burgoo and chess pie, and is the eighth-generation Mattingly to live in Kentucky.
On this extended edition of The Poets Weave, Chris reads "Bonfire," "Mom Explains the Scar on Her Wrist," and "Wake for the Stepdaddy that Never Married My Mother."