Matt Malyon, MFA 2015

Matt Malyon is the founding Director of Underground Writing, a literature-based creative writing program serving migrant, incarcerated, recovery, and other at-risk communities in Washington through literacy and personal transformation.  He is also a prison, jail, and juvenile detention chaplain, and the author of the poetry chapbook, During the Flood.  His poetry has received a Pushcart Prize nomination and has been featured in various journals— including the University of Iowa’s 100 Words, Rock & Sling, Measure, and The Stanza Project.  He serves as a Mentor in the PEN Prison Writing Program, and recently founded the One Year Writing in the Margins initiative.


Currently working on first poetry manuscript, fiction, and lyrics for two concept albums.