My name is Matthew. Not Matt.


about my selfie

It doesn't really bother me if you get it wrong. Unless you want me to know that you're talking to or about me.

I live in a small apartment at the end of a quiet street next to a major thoroughfare street in midtown Memphis, Tennessee. It's filled with light when the seasons allow, and with the sound of landing cargo planes when the weather demands.

I have a degree in creative writing from Ball State, and if that taught me anything, it's that you have to do something constantly if you're ever going to do it well. I can craft a solid sentence in my sleep, but if you must know, this is the most important lesson I learned in college:

Poetry doesn't pay. Learn to do something else.

And so I did. I waited tables, I sank my teeth into print and web design, and learned every format and platform I could. All so I could write about it and for it and on it. Even if it's 140 characters at a time. Wherever you start, you must begin. Everything else from there is an experiment.