father’s ashtray
the night she died
silent volcano

Matt Dennison

After a rather extended and varied second childhood in New Orleans (street musician,

psych tech, riverboat something-or-other, door-to-door poetry peddler, etc.), Matt

Dennison finished his undergraduate degree at Mississippi State University where he won

the National Sigma Tau Delta essay competition (judged by X.J. Kennedy) and placed

third in the Southern Literary Festival for fiction. He is the author of Kind Surgery, from

Urtica Press (Fr.) and Waiting for Better, from Main Street Rag Press. His poetry has appeared

or is forthcoming in Verse Daily, Rattle, Bayou Magazine, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, DIAGRAM,

The New York Quarterly Magazine, Modern Haiku, Whale Road Review, The Inflectionist Review,

Redivider and Cider Press Review, among many others. His fiction has appeared in ShortStory

Substack, THEMA, GUD, The Blue Crow (Aus), Prole (UK), The Jersey Devil Press, The Wondrous

Real, and is forthcoming in Story Unlikely.



He has also made short films with Michael Dickes, Swoon, Marie Craven and Jutta