Bonus Interview: Poet Airea D. Matthews

Listen back to our interview with Philadelphia's poet laureate, Airea D. Matthews, who was recently awarded $50,000 by the Academy of American Poets.

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Airea D. Matthews poses for a photo outside

Airea D. Matthews is the 2022-2023 Poet laureate of The City of Philadelphia. (Courtesy of Wes Matthews)

In 2020, poet AIREA D. MATTHEWS was awarded a Pew Fellowship and joined the Radio Times Regional Roundup to talk about her life, family, inspiration, challenges and share some of her work. Since that time, Matthews, who earned an economics degree at Penn before finding her niche in poetry, has received several accolades.

She is now Philadelphia’s poet laureate, and this month, she was awarded $50,000 by the Academy of American Poets.

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