Matthew Walsh released their debut poetry collection under the whimsical title These are not the potatoes of my youth in 2019. The book offers a confessional chronicle of Walsh's upbringing in rural Nova Scotia and then meanders across the country as the poet explores their queer identity with humour, surprise and frankness. Walsh has previously contributed poetry to publications like The Malahat Review and Arc. They are now based in Toronto.
CBC Books named Walsh a writer to watch in 2019.