Hyperion is Harry Matthews' third poetry collection and contains a good part of his life and knowledge in a new light, on a new level, as though transformed. Each poem is an experience of a stage of life that grasps its own maturity by what is makes of it. The poems are the wrestling of a soul for the transfiguration of the Eternal image of God in the here and now. Against the disturbance of a rising tide of greed & delusions in the world, he evokes the forces that threaten the prevailing order and those that may bring it wholeness.
Hyperion describes the state of the life of the poet himself, the visions he has struggled for. Hyperion is a work of inner purification, a sure certainty, a peace that demands a fight without fear. The poet blends true imagination with a diversity of style. He crystallises into form the force of life he has come to know within.