Matthew A. Hamilton

“If a writer is so cautious that he never writes anything that cannot be criticized, he will never write anything that can be read. If you want to help other people you have got to make up your mind to write things that some men will condemn.” -Thomas Merton


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Matthew A. Hamilton is a former Congressional Legislative Assistant, a US Peace Corps Volunteer, and a Benedictine Monk. He holds a BA in History from Belmont Abbey College, an MFA from Fairfield University, and a MSLIS from St. John’s University. He is a 6-time Pushcart Prize nominee. His stories and poems have appeared in a variety of national and international journals. His chapbook, The Land of the Four Rivers, published by Cervena Barva Press, won the 2013 Best Poetry Book from Peace Corps Writers. His second poetry collection, Lips Open and Divine, was published in 2016 by Winter Goose. He and his wife live in Richmond, VA.



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