Matt Melis, 30, is an educator and writer originally from Pittsburgh. He enjoys reviewing records, curating literature discussions, and writing essays that explore the cracks between where music and daily life meet. His fiction and poetry have garnered awards and found homes in several print and online publications. He is currently working on a debut novel, The Haram Boys of St. Anne’s Mosque, and a poetry collection, Country Darkness, City Lights. He doesn’t exist as far as social media is concerned, but acknowledges its existence.