Photography © Jennifer Matthews


Haiku for Names

A decade of moons
and you’d think my name would fall
easy like water


Bex Gobran: “I am originally from somewhere between the California desert and the Pacific ocean, and despite having left California almost 10 years ago, I continue to abstain from almonds in solidarity with its drought. I’m currently earning my MFA in Writing at Pratt Institute, and when I am not doing homework I am trying to quietly shred on my guitar. Her name is Keith.

Poet/Photographer Jennifer Matthews’ poetry has been published in Nepal by Pen Himalaya and locally by the Wilderness Retreat Writers Organization, Midway Journal, The Somerville Times, Ibbetson Street Press and Boston Girl Guide. Jennifer was nominated for a poetry award by the Cambridge Arts Council for her book of Poetry Fairy Tales and Misdemeanors. Her songs have been released nationally and internationally and her photography has been used as covers for a number of Ibbetson Street Press poetry books and has been exhibited at The Middle East Restaurant, 1369 Coffeehouses, Sound Bites Restaurant in Somerville and McLean Hospital.