Matt Gano is author of Suits for the Swarm, a poetry collection from MoonPath Press, and co-founder of the Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Program. Matt has been writing and teaching professionally since 2004. He currently works as Program Manager of The Fremont Abbey Arts Center, as writer-in-residence for Writers in the Schools (The Center School), and as a teaching artist for the Skagit River Poetry Foundation. Matt has worked at international residencies teaching creative writing at the Hong Kong School of Creativity, and in Seoul, Korea for the Youth Creativity Summit. He represented Seattle at the National Poetry Slam multiple years and is a former Seattle Grand-Slam champion.