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Matthew M. Cariello is a writer and poet. His first book, A Boat That Can Carry Two, was published in a bilingual edition in 2011. Matt Cariello’s second book of poems, Talk, won the Lauria/Frasca Prize and was published in the spring of 2019 by Bordighera Press.


He’s had stories, poems, and reviews published in Voices in Italian Americana, Ovunque Siamo, Poet Lore, Evening Street Review, Modern Haiku, Heron’s Nest, Daily Haiku, Frogpond, Ohioana, The Long Story, Indiana Review, Iron Horse Review, and The Journal, among others. He received his B.A. from Rutgers University in 1981 and his Ph.D. from New York University in 1992. He currently works at The Ohio State University as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English.

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