Photo by  Liam Mackenzie .

Photo by Liam Mackenzie.

Hello! My name is Matthew (preferably not Matt, often miscalled Michael, and only my mother can call me Matty).

I'm a freelance writer and poet, the editor of Glass Buffalo, and the poetry editor for Eighteen Bridges. I've written for several magazines, including Avenue Edmonton, Mortar & Pestle, U of A Engineer Magazine, and The Yards. My poetry has appeared in Eighteen Bridges, The New Quarterly, Poetry Is DeadFrog Hollow Press' The City Series: Edmonton, and my short fiction has appeared on coffee sleeves in Edmonton. In 2015, FIPP named me one of the Top 3 Rising Stars in Media.

My first book—the collaborative novel Project Compass, written with three other authors—was published by Monto Books in Fall 2017. (You can order a copy here.) My poetry chapbook, Relying on that Body, featuring poems inspired by the queens of season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race, was released through Glass Buffalo Publishing in Summer 2018. (You can order a copy here.)  

I have a BA Honours in English from the University of Alberta and am currently based in Edmonton.