Courtesy of Megan Marlene Photography

Courtesy of Megan Marlene Photography

Matthew Komatsu is an author, currently serving veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and graduate of the University of Alaska-Anchorage’s MFA in Creative Writing (Nonfiction).

He has published essays and reviews in The New York Times; War, Literature and the Arts; Brevity; StorySouth; Stoneboat Literary Review; METER Magazine; The Southeast Review; The Sierra Nevada Review; The Normal SchoolForeign Policy; The Millions and on stage at Anchorage, AK’s Arctic EntriesHis work has been nominated twice for Pushcart Prizes and earned him a 2017 Alaska Literary Award.

You can follow him on Twitter (@matthew_komatsu) or Instagram (@matthew_komatsu) or email (MatthewKomatsu at Gmail) but please remember that all opinions on this site reflect the author’s alone and do not reflect official policy, position, or endorsement.

6 responses

  1. Matthew – Trying to get in touch with you in the hopes you’d like to be on a panel at APU. I’m the author in residence there this term, and love the idea of having a creative non-fiction writer, and essayist on the panel. Drop me a line at jolenebperry at gmail – thanks so much!


  2. Pingback: Writing War: The Veteran Writer Box « Matthew Komatsu

  3. For the very brief time I knew you…in fact just a couple of short meetings during some climbing outings…I was always elated to have you around. Your humor and strength are what I remember most. It’s been maybe 20 years and to see what you’ve done now is astounding….and yet…not that surprising. You’re a hell of a human and now a writer! Good stuff Matt!
    Jim Meyer
    Durango, CO


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