Matt Duggan

About Matt Duggan

Matt was born in 1971 and lives in Bristol in the U.K. with his partner Kelly and their dog Alfie, his poems have appeared in many journals across the world such as Osiris Poetry Journal, Ink, Sweat, and Tears, The Blue Nib, Into the Void, The Journal, The Dawntreader, Midnight Lane Boutique, Anti—Heroin Chic Journal, The High Window, A Restricted View from Under the Hedge, Ghost City Review, Laldy Literary Journal, L’ Ephemere Review, Carillion, Lakeview International Literary Journal, Levure Litteraire, erbacce journal, The Stray Branch, Prole, Black Light Engine Room, Militant Thistles, Matt won the Erbacce Prize for Poetry in 2015 with his first full collection of poems Dystopia 38.10 and became one of five core members at Erbacce-Press, where Matt interviews poets for the erbacce-journal, organises events and reads with the other members for the annual erbacce prize.

 In 2017 Matt won the Into the Void Poetry Prize with his poem Elegy for Magdalene, and read his work across the east – coast of the U.S.A. with readings at the prestigious Cambridge Public Library Poetry Series in Boston, a guest poet appearance at The Parkside Lounge and Sip This in New York, Matt read at his first U.S. book launch in Philadelphia and has two new chapbooks available One Million Tiny Cuts (Clare Song Birds Publishing House) and A Season in Another World (Thirty West Publishing House) plus a small limited edition booklet The Feeding ( Rum Do Press) Venice and London. He has read his work across the world including The Poetry on the Lake Festival in Orta, Italy, the Poetry Café in London, and in Paxos in Greece and at various venues across the U.K.

  • Title: Woodworm
  • ISBN: 978-1916480629
  • Pages: 80
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A collection of poetry from one of the UK’s more important new voices. ‘Woodworm’ showcases the talent that Matt Duggan has already hinted at with a selection of chapbooks, in an expansive and vital collection of bleeding edge poetry. This is one you genuinely can’t afford to miss.


  • Title: TenTruths From Wonderland
  • Matt Duggan and María Castro Domínguez
  • ISBN: 978-1913499068
  • Pages: 36
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A collaboration of ten poems on the theme of TRUTH between two Prize Winning poets Maria Castro Dominguez ( Las Palmas, Spain) and Matt Duggan (Newport, Wales.)

In a time of change this pamphlet is essential reading, all the poems are in English with translations into Spanish by Spanish poet Ana Gavila.