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The Land of the Four Rivers — My Experience as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia

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Matthew is an MFA candidate at Fairfield University and a poetry reader for Mason’s Road and Drunken Boat. Prior to graduate school, he served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia (2006-2008) and the Philippines (2008-2010). He is also a former Legislative Assistant on Capitol Hill and a Benedictine Monk.

A 1999 graduate of Belmont Abbey College (BA History) Matthew is currently the librarian at Benedictine College Preparatory, an all-male, Catholic military high school. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.

"The Land of the Four Rivers" was nominated for a 2013 Pushcart Prize.

42 pages, Paperback

First published July 9, 2012

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Matthew A. Hamilton

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Matthew A. Hamilton holds an MFA from Fairfield University and a MSLIS from St. John’s University. His chapbook, The Land of the Four Rivers, published by Cervena Barva Press, won the 2013 Best Poetry Book from Peace Corps Writers. His second poetry collection, Lips Open and Divine, was published in 2016 by Winter Goose. He and his wife live in Richmond, Virginia.

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