...Keefe's poetry makes the reader feel as though they are walking through a dream, exploring everything from gloomy nightmares in 'Nightmares of Temptation' to more uplifting pieces about self-awareness like 'Dreams of Redemption'. His writing is surreal, imaginative and captivating, promising to take the reader on an unforgettable journey through their own personal dreamland.
[Matthew J. Keefe] published his first book of poetry, “Awake in Dreams,” in 2016. Using his wild imagination, he created a surreal, visionary, and captivating book of poetry that takes the reader through an unforgettable journey into their own personal dreamland...a little over a year later, “Awake in Dreams: Reprise” was released. Thirteen new, enchanting pieces have been added to his original book to lure readers back into that “dreamlike” state. Keefe’s poetry guides the readers through the dreams while leaving opportunity for their own interpretations.
When love is going good it represents beauty in its purest form, but when it shifts it can turn into a war. This book of poetry, therapeutic., represents that change. There comes a time in your life when you need to let go of certain situations and people and free yourself from the toxicity of it all. By writing this book, I did just that because poetry has always been my therapy. The poems in here are raw and unfiltered. They are stories of what love is like when pushed to its limits...
Awake in Dreams (2016) and Awake in Dreams: Reprise (2018) were put together inside this anthology to create a surreal, visionary, and captivating body of work that takes the reader, once more, on an unforgettable journey into their own dreamland. With truth and wisdom as his guide, Matthew J. Keefe shares his experiences through creative literary expression.
This anthology also includes Keefe's latest release, therapeutic. (2020), a collection of poetry detailing what love is like when pushed to its limits. Available in Paperback and Hardcover.
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