In a Cold Land, poems by Matthew Rice
Matthew Rice was born in Belfast in 1980. He now lives and works in Carrickfergus, County Antrim. He is currently studying for his BA Honours in English Language and Literature. Rice has published poems in magazines and journals on both sides of the Atlantic, including The Asheville Poetry Review and The Honest Ulsterman. He was one of six new poets showcased in a special reading organised by Poetry NI and Poetry Ireland. His work was chosen for the 2016 Community Arts Partnership anthology, Connections, funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. He was long-listed for the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2016. Matthew has recently finalised his first collection of poems entitled Door Left Open. He was shortlisted for the FSNI National Poetry Competition and is one of Eyewear Publishing’s Best New British and Irish Poets for 2017, selected by Luke Kennard.
© Matthew Rice