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Irène Mathieu

Irène Mathieu is a pediatrician and writer, and the author of milk tongue (Deep Vellum, 2023), Grand Marronage (Switchback, 2019), orogeny (Trembling Pillow, 2017), and the galaxy of origins (dancing girl, 2014). Winner of the Bob Kaufman Book Prize, the Yemassee Journal Poetry Prize, and Editor’s Choice for the Gatewood Prize, her poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, Narrative Magazine, Boston Review, Southern Humanities Review, Los Angeles Review, Callaloo, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. Mathieu is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Assistant Director of Programs in Health Humanities at the University of Virginia.



December 3, 2020 | Poetry

to practice intense study. to research. to seek again. to require confirmation,
a proof. to believe.     to believe in knowing because it can be said
again and again. the proving of a theorem.    now the corollary: to have learned

three sections from “the house”

December 3, 2020 | Poetry

 erasure of a letter to the current homeowners:Dear       moment     driving through       a double take.I grew up.        twenty years ago.          [...]