Matthew Ryan Defibaugh

in Richmond, Virginia
December 13, 1985


Matthew Ryan Defibaugh was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1985. At the age of four, he was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disorder that results in the progressive deterioration of the muscle tissue. Defibaugh started writing poetry when he was thirteen years old, not long before he began relying on a wheelchair. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University before earning a BA in mathematical sciences from the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2014. That same year, he released his first collection of poetry, Dynamic Parts: A Collection of Poems, featuring an eclectic selection from his first 16 years of writing. Defibaugh resides in Chesterfield County, Virginia, where he is pursuing a graduate degree online with ...more

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