Matthew Aaron Goodman

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Matthew Goodman earned a B.A. degree in literature from Brandeis University and an MFA from Emerson College. He has been a student of writing at the 92nd Street Y, Breadloaf Writer’s Conference, and the Vermont Studio Center, and has taught and worked in inner-city communities for years. Working hand-in-hand with formerly incarcerated men and women, he created The Leadership Alliance, a community empowerment project that unites community leaders and volunteer partners. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn, New York.

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Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Integrity. Compassion. Humor.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I am not afraid to fail

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Fanaticism

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Nazim Hikmet, James Baldwin, Ryszard Kapuscinski, Reinaldo Arenas, Edwidge Danticat, Yehuda Amichai, Zadie Smith, Mahmoud Darwish, etc...

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