“OUR 13th DIVORCE is a vibrant exploration of what it means to be in a lasting (key word there) and committed relationship. Matt Cashion’s gift for witty, realistic dialogue is excellent, as is his ability to locate fragility and tenderness where you least expect it.”–Jill McCorkle, Life After Life.
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LAST WORDS OF THE HOLY GHOST, winner of the 2015 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. These 12 stories showcase a dynamic range of voices belonging to obsessive storytellers who can’t stop confessing. They survive their sorrows with well-timed laughter, they slouch toward forgiveness, and they point their ears toward the Holy Ghost’s last words. “…heartrending and, at the same time, hardened by humor that is brilliantly and painfully hilarious.”–Asheville Citizen-Times
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HOW THE SUN SHINES ON NOISE (Livingston Press)
“…invites comparison’s to John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces….an entertaining and memorable Southern picaresque.” (Charlotte Observer)
Selected Stories available online:
“The Enormous Typewriter” Literal Latte.
“Any Idiot Can Feel Pain” Grist: a Journal for Writers.
“Nothing Ruins a Good Story Like an Eyewitness” The Short Story Project.
“What Kills You” The Carolina Quarterly.
“Chuck Langford Jr., Depressed Auctioneer, Takes Action” storySouth.
Selected poetry: “An Hour After Breakfast,” The Sun, No 368. Reprinted in The Mysterious Life of the Heart: Stories from The Sun about Passion, Longing, and Love.
“How the Sun Shines on Noise” is one of my all-time favorite books, and I am eager to read the new collection of stories and the novel. Please keep me posted on readings and publication information.