Matt Pasca’s poetry has appeared in over twenty journals, including Paterson Literary Review, Georgetown Review, Naugatuck River Review and Pedestal Magazine, and ten print anthologies. His first book, A Thousand Doors, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and his poem “Receiving Line” won the 2012 Great Neck Poetry Prize. After earning degrees from Cornell and Stony Brook Universities, Pasca signed on at Bay Shore High School, where he has taught since 1997. A 2003 New York State Teacher of Excellence, Pasca also advises the award-winning literary-art magazine The Writers’ Block and acts as a copyeditor and reviewer for the Long Island Authors Group. Matt has performed his work in New Mexico, Montana, New Jersey, all around New York and teaches workshops at colleges, conferences and continuing Ed. programs.