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Matt Tompkins discusses “Why I Write” at Fiction Southeast

Conium Press author Matt Tompkins recently wrote a brief essay for Fiction Southeast‘s “Why I Write” column. He discusses an early love of books, and how books were always there for him as a child; Matt notes that “books never mocked, never judged, never shrugged, never slurred, always answered.” He goes on to discuss his later evolution from reader to writer, exploring creative text as “a way to process, reflect, and integrate my own experience.” Read the full essay here.

Matt is the author of Souvenirs and Other Stories and Studies in Hybrid Morphology. He works in a library and lives in upstate New York.