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Matthew A. Hamilton

“If a writer is so cautious that he never writes anything that cannot be criticized, he will never write anything that can be read. If you want to help other people you have got to make up your mind to write things that some men will condemn.” -Thomas Merton


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Matthew A. Hamilton holds an MFA from Fairfield University and a MSLIS from St. John’s University. Currently, he is a graduate student at the University of Alabama. His research focus is blockchain technology and how it can contribute to improve transparency and accountability in government. His stories and poems have appeared in a variety of national and international journals. His chapbook, The Land of the Four Rivers, published by Cervena Barva Press, won the 2013 Best Poetry Book from Peace Corps Writers. His second poetry collection, Lips Open and Divine, was published in 2016 by Winter Goose. The Wishing Tree, a novel about the 1915 Armenian Genocide, was published by Winter Goose in 2020. He and his wife live in Richmond, Virginia. Visit him here.



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