Matt Mauch

His fifth book, A Northern Spring (Trio House Press, July 1, 2023), is a hybrid work of lyrical prose and poetry, the spring in focus being the COVID spring of 2020. “Part memoir, part needle-skipping-in-its-groove travelogue, part collection of lyric poetry,” says Michael Bazzett of this chronicle that opens in Northern Ireland when a travel ban is announced for “everybody in Europe” and ends the last week of May 2020, when George Floyd was murdered, an uprising began, and the world turned its gaze to South Minneapolis, where Mauch lives. Says Heidi Czerwiec, “This collection tries to connect us, blur genre & even grammar, to turn violence toward justice, a true revolution.”