March 7th, 2024: MATTHEW STEWART

Matthew Stewart works in the Spanish wine trade and lives between Extremadura and West Sussex.

His second full collection is
Whatever You Do, Just Don’t
(HappenStance Press, 2023).

‘These poems refuse to be pigeon-holed. Whatever they focus on – matters of the heart, football, the post-Brexit marketplace – their method is concise and yet searching, serious but playful. Their language is (mainly) English, their standpoint European.
By day, Matthew Stewart is involved in the Spanish wine trade. But his commitment to poetry is just as intense. Line by line, he weighs the risks, invests meticulous skill, and finally invites the trust on which everything else depends. He promises much – and he delivers.’