Matthew Nienow

b. 1983
Matthew Nienow
Matthew Nienow was born in Los Angeles and spent most of his youth in Seattle. He earned an MFA from the University of Washington and a degree in Traditional Small Craft from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding.  His work has appeared in Beloit Poetry JournalNew England Review, Poetry, the Best New Poets anthology (2007 and 2012), and in three chapbooks.

Nienow has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Elizabeth George Foundation, Artist Trust, and many other organizations. He lives with his wife and two sons in Port Townsend, Washington where he makes his living building boats and custom wooden paddle boards.    

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POET’S REGION U.S., Southwestern

LIFE SPAN 1983–

Matthew Nienow

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Matthew Nienow was born in Los Angeles and spent most of his youth in Seattle. He earned an MFA from the University of Washington and a degree in Traditional Small Craft from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding.  His work has appeared in Beloit Poetry JournalNew England Review, Poetry, the Best New Poets anthology (2007 and 2012), and in three chapbooks.

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