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Matthew Cashion

Pronouns: he/him
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Matthew Cashion Pronouns: he/him



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).



Matthew Cashion, English, authored the short story "Love Song for the Headless" in Cutleaf Literary Journal published on Oct. 26 by EastOver Press.

Submitted on: Nov. 2, 2023


Matthew Cashion, English, received the award for the 2023 Wisconsin People & Ideas Fiction Contest from Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. His short story, "Music Appreciation for Dead People," was awarded first prize, judged blindly by fiction writer Debra Monroe. The story is published in the fall issue of Wisconsin People & Ideas (Vol. 69 No. 4), and he will read from it Nov. 7 in Madison as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival.

Submitted on: Oct. 26, 2023


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