New book - I remember the green gaze (published by Pith and Kin autumn 2018)
"In his latest poetry collection, Matt Chamberlain urges his readers to find the calm eye of the maelstrom, ushers them to safety, tries to make sense of life's cruel beauty without being quite reconciled to it. He has a list of things that defy death, including blackbirds and breezes that bring the lost home again. He hears the silences and pictures the improvements; he tastes the abundance of salt, the want of mustard. 'I remember the green gaze' is no easy flee to the green hills. The author is a man tired and a man restored by discovering the dock leaf – nature’s remedy against her own sting."
Other publications by or featuring Matt Chamberlain
Alice E. Wright trophy winner H.E. Doust shield winner Three time Poetry Pulse winner
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He immediately captures a character, has a good
mobile voice with changes of pitch and power. . .
An excellent performance technically and artistically -
wonderful start to the festival.
This gentleman is somewhat brilliant. The sound of
Alan Bennett nutting Mike Leigh.
Matt is an elemental force on stage.
One of the only poems I've read recently that has impeccable flow. Excellent play with alliteration and assonance.
There aren't many who can evoke feelings and passion like he does without being pretentious. He's real and normal and gives poetry a good name.
Exquisite way with words, expression and recreating a sense
of emotion. . . I love the way he addresses immense sadness as
part of human experience. Brave and honest.
Delicate writing performed with such dynamic power, using his whole body. Matt's amazing diction and inhabitation of and commitment to the character is wonderful.
There is a breath-taking musicality about his work, a brutal, discordant, often conflicted rhythm, which echoes nature in its incessant repetitive beat. Watching him perform is exhausting. . . the candour and energy he brings to the stage leaves audiences giddy"