Sarah Matthes, 45th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Sarah Matthes


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Featured Participant

Festival Date



University Theatre and Online

Author/Artist Bio

Sarah Matthes is a poet from central New Jersey. Her debut collection of poetry Town Crier (Persea, 2021) won the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. She has received support for her work from the Yiddish Book Center and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and is the recipient of the 2019 Tor House Prize from the Robinson Jeffers Foundation. A graduate of the Michener Center for Writers, she still lives in Austin, TX, where she serves as the managing editor of Bat City Review and teaches poetry at UT Austin.


The reading took place on Wednesday, October 5, at 4 p.m. in the University Theatre and Online.

Sarah Matthes was introduced by festival co-director, Molly McCully Brown. Her poetry reading began at 5:24.

Video Runtime: 01:00:48

File Size: 106 MB

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