Matty Layne Glasgow
poet. educator. teaching artist.
Matty Layne Glasgow is the author of the collection deciduous qween, selected by Richard Blanco as the winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award and forthcoming from Red Hen Press in May 2019. He is runner-up for Missouri Review’s 2017 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize and finalist for Nimrod’s 2018 Pablo Neruda Prize. Tyehimba Jess also awarded Matty's poem "deciduous qween, IV" 3rd place in Frontier Poetry's New Poets Award. His poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net anthologies and appear in or are forthcoming from The Missouri Review, Crazyhorse, Poetry Daily, Denver Quarterly, Grist, Houston Public Media, Ecotone, BOAAT, Muzzle, Underblong and elsewhere.
While completing his MFA in Creative Writing & Environment at Iowa State University, Matty served as Poetry Editor for Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment, co-facilitated the Teen Writers Workshop at the Ames Public Library and the Ames High School Creative Writing Club, and led a therapeutic writing workshop for the National Alliance of Mental Illness of Central Iowa. He is the recipient of a Vice Presidential Fellowship from the University of Utah where he will begin his doctoral studies in the fall. He currently reads poetry for The Adroit Journal and teaches with Writers in the Schools in Houston, collaborating with secondary teachers and working with young writers in various schools, museums, and community projects.