Lost in a State

— The poetry and words of Matthew Peipert —


Every Last (2)

I’d like to announce the release of the track “Every Last”! My poem and lyrics  combine with the music of super-talented Mark R. Heath, with singer Pia providing the vocals. Fair warning: this is not a pop song!

Listen on SoundCloud here or on YouTube here!

I hope you like it. If you do, please share!

Thanks to Nate Anspaugh for use of his painting “Liminal Face” on the cover art. For more art by Anspaugh, click here. For more music by Heath, click here.





Such Visions

I’m really happy to announce the release of the track Such Visions, a collaboration with Portland-based and super-talented musician Mischievous Giants.

It’s a darker piece, perhaps not meant for the highly religious. Or maybe it is.

Either way, listen on SoundCloud here.

If you like it, please do comment and share!




Check out my new (and illustrated!) flash fiction story – The Cause Is Noble.

Special thanks to James Johnson for the excellent artwork! If you like it, please share and comment!


Sea Stories

I’m pleased and flattered to announce that London-based band Sea Stories has taken my poem Bombed-out Lovers to inspire the name and lyrics of the lead track on its new EP.

Listen to the song, and the incredible companion track “Sleep”, on SoundCloud here!

If you like what you hear, please share!


Eightfold Blues 2

I’m happy to announce the release of Eightfold Blues! It’s different from anything I have done before, for sure, and consists of one of my poems, accompanied by Octavio Salman on drums and Robin Anthony Coe on bass.

You can listen to it on SoundCloud here!

If you like Eightfold Blues, please share. As always, thanks for listening!



I’ve just released a new track! Totem Dada is a musical poem partially inspired by the imagery of the Salish Sea region, in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. and Canada. 

You can listen to it on SoundCloud here!

I feel honored to have so many great collaborators on this project:

  • Robin Anthony Coe – Guitar
  • Octavio Salman – Percussion
  • Martin Cantwell – Mixing & production
  • Ben Peipert – Cover art
  • You Kyoung Jung – Cover design

If you like Totem Dada, please share. As always, thanks for listening!


A flash fiction story I wrote, called Yellow Submarine, is in the latest issue of SmokeLong Quarterly.

SmokeLong publishes stories you can read in the time it takes to smoke a cigarette, so light one up right now and check it out here!

You can read the interview they did of me here. I am also honored that James Johnson of Mutant Comix contributed an illustration to the piece. Thanks, James!

As always, please share if you like it!




The newest single has arrived!

Pablo and the Provenance of Sadness combines one of my poems with the finespun music of Signal Box (aka Robin Anthony Coe). The poem, about Picasso, is very much inspired by Natalie Angier’s fascinating article, “True Blue Stands Out in an Earthy Crowd”.

Check the new track out on SoundCloud here and, if you like it, please consider sharing!



I am happy to announce a new EP called Wavelengths.

It is a collaboration between me, musician Robin Anthony Coe, and an amazing guest singer named Shoko Yoshida. The first track, also called Wavelengths, is one of my poems. Robin and Shoko then use the poem as inspiration for a pair of beautiful and eclectic songs, Make Crazy and We Ride High.

You can listen on SoundCloud here!

wavelength 4.25

If you like it, please consider sharing. For more music from our label, check out Terminal 2 Recordings! I hope you enjoy the EP!



Next Year May Never Be

I am releasing a single today! It’s called Next Year May Never Be, and it’s a three-part poem with music.

Check it out on SoundCloud here!

If you like it, please consider sharing. This is the video from Part 2 of the song.

Also on SoundCloud, check out two new songs from Terminal 2 Recordings labelmates Signal Box and MMA, with guest vocalist Blair Dean. The songs are Same Bed Different Dreams and Passing Through, and are also being released today!