Matthew Gellman holds an MFA from Columbia University. His poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Narrative, The Common, Ninth Letter, The Nashville Review, Lambda Literary's Poetry Spotlight and elsewhere. A recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize and a Brooklyn Poets fellowship, Matthew has also been included in Narrative's "30 below 30" list and was awarded the 2020 Djanikian Scholarship by the Adroit Journal. He currently lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Hunter College and the Fashion Institute of Technology.