New Poetry Collection Balances Magnificent Chaos

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Poet Matthew Putman debuts with poems of the science of life

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Debut poet Matthew Putman shares poems of life, love and survival in his new collection, Magnificent Chaos (published by AuthorHouse). Putman’s poems explore the balance between chaos and order of everyday life.

“These particular poems were mostly written during a time in my life when balancing order and chaos was most important,” says Putman.

Many of the poems in Magnificent Chaos were written during some trying times in the author’s life. He was going through chemotherapy, finishing a Ph.D. and a newborn daughter. Poems such as “Renewal,” “After Life” and “Vanilla Coffee” are relatable and written from the heart.

Readers have found “Blues For Alberto,” a poem about Putman’s boxing trainer he found when he was sick, a portion of which follows:

…A punching drunk now wide awake
Observer of slow time in fast motion.
A life at 32 not dwindling for
The first rounds of this eternal bout.
Combustible, Caving, Crushing and Cursing.
Left to old time pondered simple patience…

“Poetry became not just an outlook for my otherwise very literal work as a scientist, but an important part of my identity,” writes Putman. “This is the first time they appear together, as a recorded history, of the artistic journey of discovering some of life’s biggest challenges.”

About the Author
Matthew Putman is a musician, scientist, producer and author currently living in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Marine and daughter Juliette. He is a researcher and professor at Columbia University and founder of Nanotronics Imaging. He has several patents registered and has co-authored technical papers and received the American Chemical Society Best Paper Award. Putman has also worked as a music, theatre and film producer. Putman is currently working on an affordable test for cervical cancer to be used in Africa. He is also composing a ballet based on the life of Kurt Godel. This is the author’s first published book. For more information please visit Putman’s website at:

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing provider, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. For more information, visit


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