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Day Mattar

day mattar

Resident artist

Country: United Kingdom

day mattar is liverpool’s resident non-binary, nudey-rudey, shiny-whiny poet.

they chat wham and always have fabulous hair. their work is shamelessly confessional, the joys of the queer body into candyfloss-verse, and in darker moments, its traumas. but always… fabulous hair. their poetry parents are sharon olds and frank o’hara.

for two years they have facilitated a queer poetry collective, meeting weekly in various r(z)ooms around the city, and homotopia are currently supporting the collective as part of their queercore programme!

day performs regularly at the queer cabaret eat me, challenging their written work to spice-up-its-life, adapting from page to stage. they’re still waiting for that opportune moment where, upon fainting, someone in the audience will be savvy enough to hark, ‘day mattar has collapsed!’

they graduated with distinction from mmu with a m.a. in poetry, have published within the uk and internationally (rattle, the rialto, lambda literary, the tangerine), and in 2017 won bronze at the creative future literary awards. ‘skinn’, their forthcoming pamphlet, will be published in may 2021 with broken sleep.




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