Matt Phillips

Deakin University

Are you the diamond in between her thighs?

Or that piece of sky left for lease?

Are you the dreamer’s incandescency;

Shy glow slow to die?

Are you the broken man’s beginning?

The home that road and time decide?

Or are you onwards,




Neither stride nor climb?


Matt Phillips’s writing is about connection and catharsis. His strongest desire is to reach the reader’s deepest essence; that place where only light can grow. Though always in its infancy, his craft is his means of intimacy. Through a mantra of rhyme, each piece seeks to touch and heal. His poems are best read aloud.