“The Quiet Things is a series of reflections on love, life, and everything in between. It comes from inside during some of my darkest moments where all I could do was write openly, freely and truthfully. Within these stories are sadness, darkness, love and hope. It is a collection of moments spread over time. It is a little bit of the dark mixed with the light.”
Matthew Doerner was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. He studied his early years as a chef and, just like his love for cooking, he also fell in love with words and writing. In the early days of high school, he was introduced to Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Hamlet, that opened the idea of what writing could be. From Shakespeare to the worlds of Ginsberg and Bukowski is where the love of writing poetry truly bloomed.
Writing became part escape and part therapy, a way to deal with emotions that couldn’t be verbalized. It was the solitude within the words that he now shares with others. Poetry can truly save the soul, heal the wounds, and make the world seem bright again.