Philip Matthews is a poet from eastern North Carolina whose practice anchors in site-specific meditation and performance.. He is the author of Witch (Alice James Books, forthcoming April 2020) and Wig Heavier than a Boot (Kris Graves Projects, October 2019). Individual poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Denver Quarterly, Connotation Press, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Peaked Hill Trust, Hemera Foundation, and Wormfarm Institute.