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.

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