Thea [thee-uh] Matthews is a poet, author, and educator originally from San Francisco, California. She attained her BA in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley; and studied June Jordan’s program Poetry for the People led by Aya de Leon.
Her debut poetry collection Unearth [The Flowers] (Red Light Lit Press, 2020) is listed as part of Kirkus Reviews’s Best Indie Poetry of 2020.
Some of her work has appeared in The New Republic, Atlanta Review, Green Mountains Review, Tahoma Literary Review, the Rumpus, and others.
Currently, Thea Matthews is an MFA Poetry candidate at New York University; and teaches at the Writing Salon. She also serves as the Donald Everett Axinn Fellow at the Academy of American Poets.
Thea featured in Power to the Poets and the Peninsula Virtual Bookfest in 2020.