Matthew M. (“Matt”) Cariello (born Matthew Michael Cariello December 9, 1958, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A), American academic, currently senior lecturer in the English Department at the Ohio State University in Columbus, teaching writing and literature classes. He is also an author, poet, and haikai poet; his stories, poems, and reviews have appeared in Voices in Italian Americana, Poet Lore, Ovunque Siamo, Typehouse, Indiana Review, and Iron Horse. Two books of poems, A Boat That Can Carry Two (2011) and Talk (2019), were both published by Bordighera Press. His haiku have appeared in Acorn, Cattails, Chrysanthemum, The Cicada’s Cry, DailyHaiku, Frogpond, The Heron’s Nest, A Hundred Gourds, is/let, Modern Haiku, Mu, Riverbed, Presence, Simply Haiku, Stardust Haiku, Tinywords, Under the Bashō, White Lotus, and Wisteria as well as Haiku Society of America members’ anthologies, Lee Gurga and Scott Metz’s Haiku 2020, and Joshua Gage’s The Ohio Haiku Anthology. Cariello’s collection, The Empty Field: Haiku 1982–2022, was published by Red Moon Press in 2022. He lives in Bexley, Ohio.
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