Matt Cashion, UWL Professor of English, is the author of two novels, How the Sun Shines on Noise (2004) and Our 13th Divorce (forthcoming). His short story collection, Last Words of the Holy Ghost, won the 2015 Katherine Anne Porter Prize. The book is currently a finalist in Foreward Reviews 2015 Indiefab Book of the Year Awards. Kirkus Reviews calls it, "A sublime collection that uses compassion and subtle humor to capture heavy moments in lives lived on the margins." Born in North Carolina and raised in Georgia, Cashion earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Oregon. He has worked as a reporter, a short order cook, a bartender, a piano mover, and as an airport tollbooth attendant. He has been teaching Creative Writing (and a few other things) at UWL since 2006.