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Mat will be giving a talk about his recent and forthcoming work at's First Friday event (held monthly at Schumacher College) on Friday November 4th, 2016.

His paper from at the Schumacher College’s Landscape, Language and the Sublime forum in June 2016, ‘Great Mother, or Something’, which focusses on the personification of the sacred feminine within the work of Meinread Craighead, is shortly to be published online by the convenors of the forum. 

Mat’s latest chapbook, a collaboration with Scottish poet Em Strang on her narrative poem Stone, was published by Atlantic Press in March 2016. Stone was launched in Cornwall at the Newlyn Gallery as part of Drawing Down the Feminine, a project convened by artist Kate Walters and writer Penny Florence. It also formed part of the Dark Mountain Base Camp gathering, held at Embercombe, September 2016. Em and Mat will discussing their work together on Stone as part the Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival in Falmouth, November 2016 ('Poetry and Illustration: A Collaborative Approach', hosted by Atlantic Press). All proceeds the from sales of Stone go to the Scottish reforestation project, Trees for Life .