Sebastian Matthews is the author of a new book of essays, Beyond Repair; a memoir, In My Father’s Footsteps; three books of poetry, and the collage novel The Life & Times of American Crow. His hybrid collection of poetry and prose, Beginner’s Guide to a Head-on Collision, won the Independent Publishers Book Award’s silver medal. His work has appeared in or on, among other places, The Atlantic, Blackbird, The Common, Georgia Review, Poetry Daily, Poets & Writers, The Sun, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Writer’s Almanac. Matthews currently serves on the board of the Vermont Studio Center and on the advisory board for Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts & Letters. He lives with his wife and son in Asheville, North Carolina.