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Issue 9: August 2021
Prose Poem: 77 words
By Guy Biederman

Matsuda Morning

 

Coffee cup by Guy Matsuda, photo by Guy Biederman
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Guy Matsuda’s an exquisite potter. We were college roommates, and yeah, two guys, we got that. He moved to Western Mass., married Phil, built an outdoor kiln. I moved to the Bay and married Phyll. Over the years, we’ve stayed connected thru poems & clay—he has a wall of my work, and his bowls hold our fruit & salads, his vases our flowers; and, this Matsuda morning, his cup my coffee. I love how art connects.

Guy Biederman
Issue 9, August 2021

teaches “low fat fiction” and is the author of five collections of poetry and short prose: Nova Nights (Nomadic Press, 2021), Edible Grace (KYSO Flash Press, 2019), Soundings and Fathoms: Stories (Finishing Line Press, 2018), House Samurai (Iota Press, 2006), and Parts & Labor (Thumbprint Press, 1992). His stories have appeared in dozens of venues including Carve, daCunha, Flashback Fiction, KYSO Flash, Sea Letter, Third Wednesday, and Exposition Review, where he was twice a Flash 405 winner. In 2018, his flash was nominated for the Best of the Net anthology.

Born in the Chihuahuan Desert near the Mexican border, Guy grew up on a Sting-Ray in Ventura, learned to write in the Peace Corps during a civil war in Guatemala, honed his craft pulling weeds and planting flowers as a gardener in San Francisco, and later received his M.A. from San Francisco State, where his teaching career began. He’s been a creative-writing midwife since 1991.

Guy lives on a houseboat with his wife and a salty cat, and walks the planks daily. It’s all true, especially the fiction.

Author’s website: https://www.guybiederman.com/

Author’s blog: This Day Afloat: Reflections of Life on the Water

 
 
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