Matthew Frye-Castillo (he/him) is a tenure-track/(cce) lecturer in professional and creative writing at Lehman College, City University of New York. His essays, interviews, fiction, and poetry have appeared in Newtown Literary, Best Gay Stories, Understory, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Worn in New York, which was featured in the Netflix adaptation, Worn Stories. Kirkus praised his debut memoir, One Headlight, as “a moving rumination on the varying roles that a mother can play in a son’s life.” Matthew has worked as a writer and editor in product and content marketing, financial consulting, traditional publishing, and arts & culture journalism. With roots in Southern California and Southcentral Alaska, he now calls New York City home. 

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