BEYOND REPAIR author Sebastian Matthews converses with Kevin McIlvoy on Puerto del Sol!

Kevin McIlvoy’s novel One Kind Favor (WTAW Press) will be published in May 2021. He has published four other novels, A Waltz (Lynx House Press), The Fifth Station (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill; paperback, Collier/Macmillan), Little Peg(Atheneum/Macmillan; paperback, Harper Perennial), Hyssop (TriQuarterly Books; paperback, Avon), At the Gate of All Wonder (Tupelo Press); and a short story collection, The Complete History of New Mexico (Graywolf Press). His short fiction has appeared in Harper’s, Southern Review, Ploughshares, Missouri Review, and other literary magazines. A collection of his prose poems and short-short stories, 57 Octaves Below Middle C, has been published by Four Way Books (October 2017). For twenty-seven years he was fiction editor and editor in chief of Puerto del Sol. He taught in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program in Creative Writing from 1987 to 2019; he taught as a Regents Professor of Creative Writing in the New Mexico State University MFA Program from 1981 to 2008. He has lived in Asheville, North Carolina since 2008.

Sebastian Matthews is the author of a memoir, In My Father’s Footsteps and two books of poetry, We Generous and Miracle Day. His collection of poetry and prose, Beginner’s Guide to a Head-on Collision, was awarded the Independent Publishers Book Award’s silver medal. Matthews’ most recent books include Beyond Repair: Living in a Fractured State and The Life & Times of American Crow. His work has appeared in, among other places, American Poetry Review, The Atlantic, Blackbird, The Common, Georgia Review, Poets & Writers, The Sun, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Writer’s Almanac.

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