Born: April 23 1969 in Reading Pennsylvania, USA
Resides: , Malaysia
E-mail: carettim (at) gmail (dot) com
Influenced in equal parts by his study of German language and literature, by his Zen training in the East, and by the approach of the Beat writers, Matthew’s work has appeared in numerous print and online journals, as well as Contemporary Haibun, something out of nothing: 75 haiga, The Sacred in Contemporary Haiku and other anthologies.
Awards and Other Honors:
Snapshot Press eChapbook Award, Harvesting Stones (2017, winner); Fujisan International Haiku Contest, that old photobook (2016, special recognition), he casts into (2016, shortlisted); Genjuan International Haibun Contest, The Great South Gate (2016 Cottage Prize)The Heron’s Nest Award, he casts into (2016) and Touchstone Award for Individual Haiku; Special Recognition, Fujisan Haiku Contest (2014); and The Heron’s Nest Award (September 2015); Honorable Mention for Renunciation, Genjuan International Haibun Contest (2014); That Which Binds Us selected for Broadsided’s Haiyan Response special feature (2014); Winner, Broadsided Haiku-Year-in-Review Contest (2012).
"just shy" - Mayfly 57 (2014); "pigeon feathers" - Modern Haiku 45:3 (2014); "year of the horse" - Presence 52 (2015); "he casts" - The Heron’s Nest XVII:3 [Editors' Choice/The Heron's Nest Award] (September 2015); "breakfast tea" - A Hundred Gourds 4:4 (September 2015); "accumulation" - Frogpond 36:3 (2013).