Ep. 90: Matt Farley | Miami University (of Ohio)
Finance proofreader turned full-time poet Matt Farley joins Jared to share how his transition out of the corporate world affects his perspective on his MFA program and future career. Plus, Matt talks about his manuscript on mycology and post-traumatic growth, becoming a parent during the MFA, setting up a thesis committee, and Miami University’s emphasis on play, practice, and experimental learning.
Matt Farley is a queer poet, activist, and multimedia artist from Ohio. He is currently studying to earn his MFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His work explores liminality, queer identity, family, and shame. He has work published in the anthology SOS Art Cincinnati presents Poems and Drawings Inspired by Social Justice. Find him on Instagram @mattfarleywrites.