University of Akron Press
Doom Scroll explores an anxious domesticity. These prose poems hedge toward moments of levity—a Joy Division song, a meal at Denny's, underwear draped over a fence "like a lurid dreamcatcher" —as a pandemic lockdown, busted politics, and other existential dreads loom in the margins.
Matthew Guenette grew up in New Hampshire. He earned an MA in English from the University of New Hampshire and an MFA in creative writing from Southern Illinois University. He is the author of three previous poetry collections, including Vasectomania (2017), American Busboy (2011), and Sudden Anthem (2008). He lives in Madison, WI, with his wife, their two children, and a twenty-pound cat named Butternut.