MATTHEW P. GALLANT has taught high school English since 2003 in New Hampshire and in Washington, D.C. The author of several chapbooks and a full-length collection, Hope for the Body, Matthew has been the featured performer at venues all over New England and the DMV, as well as a part-time host of the Beltway Poetry Slam. A member of the inaugural 2010 Mill City Slam team from Lowell, Massachusetts, and the 2011 Slam Free or Die team from Manchester, New Hampshire, Matthew was also the 2011 NorthBeast Slam Champion at that year’s regional tournament. His independent poetry press, Sargent Press (www.sargent-press.com), has released eight collections from individual poets since 2012, and most recently, Red Reads First: a haiku anthology. In addition to all things poetry-related, Matthew is an earnest practitioner of DIY home improvement.
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