Profile for Matthew Cashion

Matthew Cashion profile photo

Contact me

Matthew Cashion

Pronouns: he/him
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

FirstGeneration badge
FriendlyFace badge

Specialty area(s)

Creative Writing

Brief biography

I was born in North Wilkesboro, NC and grew up in St. Simons Island and Brunswick, GA; I've been enjoying La Crosse (kayaking, hiking, biking, snow-shoveling) since 2006.

Current courses at UWL

Creative Writing; Forms of Fiction; Writing, Genre, and Style; FYS 100: Humor as therapy, empathy, and protest. 


B.A.: UNC Charlotte
MFA: University of Oregon


Research and publishing

LAST WORDS OF THE HOLY GHOST, short story collection; winner of the 2015 Katherine Anne Porter Prize (UNT PRESS 2015).
OUR 13th DIVORCE, a novel, (Livingston Press 2017).
HOW THE SUN SHINES ON NOISE, a novel (Livingston Press 2004).



Matt Cashion, English, authored the book "Our Thirteenth Divorce" published on Feb. 6, 2017 by Livingston Press.

Submitted on: Feb. 7, 2017



Matthew Cashion, English, received the 2015 Zona Gale Award for Short Fiction at the Wisconsin Writers Council on April 1, 2016 in Milwaukee. The award, judged by out-of-state writer David James Poissant, was given for the best short story published by a Wisconsin resident in 2015. Seven writers in seven categories will be honored at the annual award ceremony held May 14

Submitted on: April 7, 2016