About

Performance as Cloth, Supernormal Festival 2019. Photo by Richard and Karen Edkins

Lila Matsumoto is a writer who works with music and art. Her poetry publications include the collection Urn & Drum (Shearsman, 2018) and the pamphlets Soft Troika (If a Leaf Falls Press, 2016) and Allegories from my Kitchen (Sad Press, 2015). A second collection of poetry, Two Twin Pipes Sprout Water, is forthcoming from Prototype in November 2021. She is in the bands Food People, Cloth, and Geranium Slips and teaches creative writing and poetics at the University of Nottingham. Lila recently co-curated Pommel, an online programme of videos created by artists innovating at the intersection of textual, visual, and sonic performance. 

Interview at Conch

Interview in Contemporary Women’s Writing

Review of Urn & Drum in Poetry Society and Stride Magazine

Review of Soft Troika in HixEros

Review of Allegories from my Kitchen at Sabotage Reviews