Matt Cashion's story collection Last Words of the Holy Ghost (UNT Press) won the 2015 Katherine Anne Porter Prize for short fiction, judged by Lee K. Abbott, and his novel Our Thirteenth Divorce (Livingston) won the 2017 Edna Ferber Book Prize, judged by Robert Boswell. Other work has appeared in The Sun, Willow Springs, Grist: A Journal for Writers, Carolina Quarterly, Moon City Review, Passages North, The Writer’s Chronicle, and elsewhere. Born in North Carolina and raised in Georgia, he worked for two years as a reporter before earning an MFA at the University of Oregon. He works now as Professor of English at the U. of Wisconsin-La Crosse, teaching Creative Writing, Literature, and First Year Seminars, and is the faculty advisor for the student-run literary journal Steam Ticket.
Dear Mysterious Light Source,
Sure, we’d heard stories over the years that you would just appear out of the blue some random day, but we’d stopped looking up long ago amidst all the dark news that had made us so weary for so long.