MFA in Writing alumnx Lou Mathews was featured in the Los Angeles Times on December 2, 2021. The article by Alex Norcia describes Mathews’s work, his life in Los Angeles, and his impact on writing in the LA area, noting that Mathews has “fostered an entire community” of writers. Read the full article here.

Mathews also was a featured guest on Brad Listi’s Otherppl podcast on January 5, 2022. You can listen to the full interview on the podcast page or read a transcribed excerpt that was featured on LitHub on January 6, 2022, in which Mathews discusses his time studying under Raymond Carver.

Mathews’s most recent publication is Shaky Town (Tiger Van Books, 2021).

(author photo by Myung J. Chun for the Los Angeles Times)