“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
- Mama’s Funeral, A-Minor Magazine: January 2011
- The Origin of the Sun, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal: September 2012
- Aphroditus Walks the Streets of Bimini, Atticus Review: 05 February 2013
- Iraq, Off the Coast: This Metonymic Chain, Fall 2013
- Transplant Tourism and Bad Voodoo, Noctua Review, Volume 6 2013
- Smoke Jumper, Coe Review: Volume 45, Issue 1, Fall 2014
- La Grotte and Three Drops of Wine, Dappled Things: Lent/Easter 2010 and SS Peter and Paul 2013
- Smoke Jumper, Coe Review, Fall 2014
- Kentucky Briar April 1975, Gravel : March 2015
- Wisdom Begins in Sorrow, and When Christianity Goes Bad, Tuck Magazine , 15 January 2019
- Binge Watching the Walking Dead is for Sissies, Projected Letters, 30 April 2020
- Why I Left the Monastery, Snapdragon, Summer 2020
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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