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Matthew Borczon

Matthew Borczon is a poet and Navy sailor from Erie, Pa. He served in the busiest combat hospital in Afghanistan from 2010-11. He writes about war and his struggles with PTSD. His book A Clock of Human Bones won the yellow Chair Review Chapbook contest in 2015. In 2016 his book Battle Lines was published by Epic Rites Press. His book Ghost Train was published by Weasel Press in 2017. He continues to publish widely in the small press.When he is not writing Matthew is a nurse to adults with developmental disabilities. He has a wife and four children. 


from  Sleepless Nights and Ghost Soldiers

journal entry
In my
I always
wrote the
date and
I worked
day or
night shift
I wrote
a list
of injuries
I saw
and the
number of
who died
then I
wrote what
I ate
for dinner
and if
I talked
to Dana
or my
in one
before the
middle of
my tour
of duty
I wrote
one extra
line simply
asking myself
if I
thought I
should be
worried that
this all
feels so

Matt Borczon

Sleepless Nights and Ghost Soldiers

1st edition, August 2017

4.25 x 11, saddle stitched