EXCLUSIVE: Steven Matthews, Author of the Must-Read ‘On Magnetism,’ Explains why Everyone Needs Poems, Even — or maybe especially — in High-Tech, Distracted Times
Steven Matthews, born in Colchester, UK, is a leading voice in contemporary poetry. He teaches in Oxford and Reading. In his new book, On Magnetism, he unites Romantic sensibility with an urgent timely focus. We are thrilled to introduce him as our first Poet Laureate, here at DailyClout. Just because we’re saving democracy doesn’t mean we don’t cherish the higher arts. Matthews explains why everyone, even now, needs poetry.