Dee Matthews

Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Creative Writing
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Phone 610-526-5478
Location English House 209



  • B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania
  • M.P.A. from the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy
  • M.F.A. from the University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers’ Program


Airea D. Matthews’s first collection of poems,Simulacra,received the 2016 Yale Series of Younger Poets Award (Yale University Press, 2017).

Her work has appeared in Best American Poets 2015American Poets, The Rumpus, Cordite Review (Australia), Four Way Review, Indiana Review, and elsewhere. She received the 2016 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and was awarded the Louis Untermeyer Scholarship in Poetry from the 2016 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

Matthews's newest work concerns class and poverty.