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Matthew James Friday

Matthew James FridayMatthew James Friday has had over 60 poems published in many UK and worldwide magazines and journals, including, recently: The Brasilia Review (Brazil), Drawntreader (UK), New Contrast (South Africa), Sheila Na-Gig (USA) and Poetry Salzburg (Austria).

His poem, Raw Absolutes, was included in the 2017 Origami Poems Project anthology, The Best of Kindness, found on Amazon.

Read more of his work at: http://matthewfriday.weebly.com/

Matthew's microchap & selected poem are available below. 

Origami Microchap

Selected Poem(s)

All tne Ways to Love



Matthew James Friday CVR All the Ways to Love 2017

Cover art: Fantasy Kimono by Lauri Burke 



Smiles Out of Kernels

Buying sugared almonds from a stall
at Náměstí Republiky in Prague,
my wife effortlessly unshells
the salesman’s story, cracking up
because he’s from Ah Venezia!
Born in Naples, worked in Venice,
then north, north to Sweden, now
Prague, London next. Selling nuts
here to tourists shivering in Autumn’s
early encasing. Vague on the details:
the visas, the truth of drifting, serving
tourists barely grateful for just a few
snatching seconds. At least my wife
asks questions to crack the monotony,
and get smiles out of kernels

Matthew James Friday © 2017