Matthew Nienow is the author of three chapbooks: The End of the Folded Map (Codhill Press, 2011), The Smallest Working Pieces (Toadlily Press, 2009) and Two Sides of the Same Thing (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2007). His work has appeared in such journals as AGNI, Beloit Poetry Journal, New England Review, Poetry, Southwest Review, and in the anthologies, Best New Poets 2007, Best New Poets 2012, and A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poems (University of Akron Press, 2012), among others. 

He has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Trust, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Foundation, the University of Washington, and Seattle’s 4Culture. Matthew lives in Port Townsend, WA with his wife, Elie, and their two sons, River and Pike. When he is not writing, he works on boats and other things made of wood.




You can find more online at Matthew’s blog, It Goes Without Saying, and here:




Read Matthew’s Poems Online at:

AGNI online


The Collagist

Devil’s Lake



NEA Writer’s Corner

New England Review

Verse Daily