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, The Paris Review Daily, and Worn in New York, which was featured in the Netflix adaptation, Worn Stories. He has reported for The Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage Press, HuffPost, and The Red Hook Star-Revue. 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, publishing, and arts & culture journalism. He lives in Astoria, Queens, and keeps a cabin in Lazy Mountain, Alaska, where he grew up.

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