David-Matthew's poem Used Cars is featured in the Car Poems series of the literary journal Politics/Letters. The poem will be featured in his forthcoming collection of poetry, Love and Detours.
About the poem, the editor says, "Installment 44 evokes landscapes of isolation and secrecy: queer kids driving under the radar, forced outside of the lines. David-Matthew Barnes makes every word and line matter, conjuring rich life worlds with his concise simplicity."
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3/29/19, 12:05 AM
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David-Matthew's powerful one-act play I Ate Lunch Alone Today will be performed at the University of Maryland - Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Maryland. The play is being presented as a part of series of one-act plays celebrating women in honor of Women's History Month.
I Ate Lunch Alone Today is a modern-day adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Margaret has convinced everyone, including herself, that her relationship with Anthony is perfect. But when Margaret's childhood friend – a fun-loving flight attendant named Bridgette – comes to town for a quick visit, Margaret confesses that for the first time in two years she ate lunch alone, a moment that prompts the sudden realization that her life and her relationship are more damaged than she wants to admit. The script was also an official selection for the Chicago Director's Festival.
Performance Information University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Department of English and Modern Languages
Princess Anne, Maryland
March 29, 30, and 31 (3 shows) I ATE LUNCH ALONE TODAY - WHERE TO PURCHASE