Matt Daly’s poetry appears in The Cortland Review, Open Window Review, Owen Wister Review, Pilgrimage, and you are here. He is the author of Wild Nature and the Human Spirit: a Field Guide to Journal Writing in Nature and has published short fiction and essays in publications including: To Everything On Earth (Texas Tech University Press), Wyoming Fence Lines and Stories of the Wild. He is a recipient of a 2013 creative writing fellowship in poetry from the Wyoming Arts Council.

Matt received a BA in Philosophy from Lewis & Clark College and an MA in English from University of Utah. He lives in Jackson Hole with his wife and son where he teaches composition and literature courses at Central Wyoming College’s Jackson Outreach Center.

Each year Matt leads multiple creative writing residencies in middle and high schools. Along with teaching fiction, nonfiction and poetry writing at all grade levels, Matt has coordinated a flash fiction contest based on historical photographs, shown students how writing comics can convey science concepts, and more! His workshops for adults have taken him from the Tetons to central Italy and he has collaborated with diverse audiences, from dancers to doctors, sculptors to scientists.


Waiting for the Magpie
(Silver Birch Press)

At a Certain Depth of Water
(Clerestory, Spring 2015)

Three Poems
(Clerestory, December Special Issue)

(Clerestory, Issue 1)

A Place For Stories
(Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma)

Trials of a Bird Watcher
(The Cortland Review, Issue 60)

Independence Day
(Open Window Review)

Apex Predator
(Open Window Review)

Outside Eden, Wyoming
(The Owen Wister Review)

On Fishing
(The Owen Wister Review)

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