Congratulations is due to writing faculty Richard Matzen, who has just released a new book of poetry published by Finishing Line Press. Entitled, Going, the poetry chapbook reflects the Los Angeles landscape, listening to jazz, experiencing the death of both parents, commuting on the interstate, and stopping to find insight. Going’s narrator, through images and commuting, tells a story about Los Angeles and the tensions between the need to stay in one place and never being totally in one place. This is not Professor Matzen’s first publication. Before coming to Woodbury and developing our Writing Program and Writing Center, he published poems in magazines and newspapers in the Pacific Northwest.
In 1985, he wrote and published The Artist’s Album, an illustrated prose poetry chapbook. https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/going-by-richard-n-matzen-jr/
Professor Matzen will read from his book on campus Monday, April 10. Stay tuned for more details.