Matt Vekakis


Gainesville, FL
Florida US

Author's Bio

Matt Vekakis is an MFA student in poetry at the University of Florida. His recent work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Southern Humanities Review, Atlanta Review, Welter, and Appalachian Review, among others. In 2022, he was named a finalist of Great River Review’s Pink Poetry Prize.

Publications & Prizes

Appalachian Review
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Atlanta Review
Cathexis Northwest Press
Coffee People Zine
Great River Review
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Meat for Tea: The Valley Review
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Santa Clara Review
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Tule Review
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Prizes won: 

2022 Pink Poetry Prize Finalist

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Etheridge Knight, C.P. Cavafy, Gwendolyn Brooks, Roberto Bolaño, Nikolai Gogol, Audre Lorde, Mark Doty.

More Information

Identifies as: 
Greek American
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Last update: Apr 04, 2024