THEA MATTHEWS (she/her) is a poet / scholar / activist born and raised in San Francisco, CA. She writes on the complexities of humanity, grief, resiliency, and ultimately, the triumph over trauma.
She is a seasoned performer and has delivered her poetry at various readings and festivals, some of which include: Hazel Reading Series, Lyrics & Dirges, Red Light Lit, Gears Turning, Poem Jam, LitQuake, LitCrawl, the 16th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival, and the 11th annual Beat Poetry Festival. She was an artist-in-residence for RADAR Productions spring 2018, and is part of Alley Cat Books’ spring 2019 writer residency. She is also a Tin House Scholar. Thea has work featured in For Harriet’s Soar, Rag Queen Periodical, The Feminist Wire, City College of San Francisco’s literary magazine FORUM, as well as the women’s magazine For Women Who Roar.
Currently, Thea is working on the publication of her debut collection of poetry where she interweaves flower medicine with lived experience; and finishing her first chapbook through the Alley Cat Books literary residency.