Matthew Byrne

Matthew Byrne is a writer and translator living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He holds an MA in sociology from the University of California, Riverside. His work has appeared in Guernica, The Brooklyn Rail, Truthout, and other outlets. His translation of Róger Lindo’s Infernal Splendour and Other Poems is forthcoming from Izote Press in late Spring, 2022.

4 Róger Lindo Translations by Matthew Byrne

His poems rely on an aesthetic of ambiguity that enumerates the ambling routes a trauma-addled mind will travel. You never quite know what you’ll find around the corner, much less why it’s there.

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