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ISBN: 9781550818277-12


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The City Wears Thin


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"The City Wears Thin" by Matthew Hollett explores the St. John’s, education and work, and summer.



Matthew Hollett

Matthew Hollett is a writer and photographer in St. John’s. Optic Nerve, a collection of poems about photography and visual perception, is forthcoming from Brick Books in 2023. His first book, Album Rock (2018), is a work of creative nonfiction and poetry investigating a curious photo taken in Newfoundland in the 1850s. Matthew won the 2020 CBC Poetry Prize for a poem about walking the Lachine Canal during the early days of the pandemic. He is working on a novel.