Matt Flores

  • Arizona State University
  • MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry
  • The University of Houston
  • BA, English with an emphasis on Creative Writing

    Matt Flores (they/them) is an essayist and poet originally from South Texas. They have taught English courses at the college level that emphasize rhetoric and various forms of narrative storytelling, as well as creative writing workshops in poetry. Matt has also been an educational coach at the elementary, middle school level helping students solve their individual academic problems through creative solutions. They have served as a mentor for young students who want to fully realize their academic and intellectual interests into polished and rigorous essays. Matt obtained their undergraduate degree in English with an emphasis in poetry and critical writing on visual art, and has received fellowships and grants from the Mellon Foundation, the Ideafund-Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, and The Center for Imagination in the Borderlands. Matt’s poetry has been published widely and they are also an associate editor for the literary journal Hayden’s Ferry Review.