Tree at dusk with full moon in the sky



I’m Matthew Pincus, a content writer and editor in San Diego, CA.

I received my PhD in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2019. My research and teaching focused on 20th century American literature. I have an MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University. I received my BA in English and World Literature from Pitzer College.

My background in English gives me a strong understanding of storytelling and communication. View my portfolio.

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I like to get outdoors for hikes and bird watching. I love classic film and always have a novel at hand.

I live in California with my fiancé, Jennifer van Alstyne and our two cats, Bartlet and Ash.

“During his time in Naropa University’s MFA Writing and Poetics Program, I found Matthew Pincus to be a dedicated student. I appreciated his ability to reach the diverse needs of a class, teaching with an intellectual yet accessible demeanor and presentation style.

Matthew was a strong critical writer who worked diligently as a book reviewer for various literary publications, presented at the inaugural [Dis]embodied Poetics Conference in 2014, and published a paper in the journal Coldfront. He was an active member of the Naropa community, working hard to strengthen his effective critical thinking and writing skills.”

Michelle Naka Pierce

“Matthew was an outstanding citizen of the English Department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His commitment to inclusivity showed up in every aspect of his work, from his service on the Diversity Committee to his teaching and research.

He is thoughtful, collegial, sensitive to others’ needs, and always looking for ways to improve the world around him.”

Dr. David Squires