Matt Kotula lives in Rochester and writes poetry and fiction. He received his MFA from Rutgers University. He is an adjunct instructor at SUNY Brockport, where he teaches writing and aesthetics; and Genesee Community College, where he teaches composition. In addition, he regularly contributes freelance writing to a number of local print and online publications on topics such as music and craft beer. With a group of fellow students he co-founded and co-edited n.a.m.e., the official undergraduate lit magazine of SUNY Buffalo. He has worked with many talented writers such as Tracy K. Smith, Lauren Grodstein, and Paul Lisicky. His short story “The Lantern” was published in The Adirondack Review. His poetry manuscript won the 2010 Friends of the UB Libraries Poetry Prize.