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Matthew A. Strimaitis
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Matthew is a poet, short fiction writer, and aspiring musician from the San Francisco Bay Area. Inspired by poets such as T.S. Eliot and Shel Silverstein, he has been actively writing since his early elementary years. Currently attending Bellarmine College Preparatory, Matthew is a member of a highly selective writers guild through the school and is currently the president of the BDUB club. He’s pursued his passion by spending a summer attending a gifted writing program at Stanford University to continue to develop his literary skills.

Matthew has a tendency to write using abstract imagery and purposeful diction to convey greater ideas. Some of these recurring ideas include the theological battle of good versus evil and the power of imagination. Matthew, as a visual learner, is more prone to use experimental configurations of text loosely inspired by E.E. Cummings.

Entries by Matthew A. Strimaitis

The Constitution at Vassar: A Student's Response

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 9:50 AM

WARNING: In this article, I attempt to document my own reaction towards an inflammatory video and the threats that it has provoked towards members of our community. My opinion is independent, and may or may not represent the greater Vassar community. The anonymous threats I reference in the article will...

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Making Flight

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2015 | 12:41 PM

1600 feet, fear makes the choice
My god's in the sky
Holding up with little hands
Divine, on trembling wings that
Shake to grip onto the wind
And grapple with uncertainty

Take breaks when safe
Build god when broken
A love that's...

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The Wheel

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 3:10 AM

I'm recouping myself on this cheap diesel coffee
I will crash, and then sputter some more
Until I am cycled past parallel nights
Wash the mornings away through my pores

Filter sulfur and water through pebbles and stones
And something will give way to grow

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5 Most Overrated Songs of the 1990s

(18) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 5:49 PM

As one of the most pivotal decades for music, the 1990s have often been praised for birthing the grunge, indie rock, punk rock and nerd rock movements. I myself am an avid listener of all of these genres, but I have found myself giving too much credit to the '90s...

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An Epic Poem About the Internet (Emblem, Part 1)

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 8:11 PM

Wake up! Wake up, what a glorious chime!
Illuminates brightness, well look at the time!
It's time for the birds; let their spectacles dwindle
You squint behind spectacles, peer through the window
Observing the gentlemen briefing their business
Then scattering portraits, them sipping on Guinness

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A Trip to the Hotel Ballroom

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 2:34 AM

A sudden calm possessed my body
And my shoulders sank down

Down, for all the life in me had v

My eyes glazed over, reflecting the dim lights of the hallway
But these lights had no presence
They were dying...

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Is 'Invader Zim' Really About Family?

(4) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 5:22 PM

Being a teenager, I have a natural and quite frequent urge to go to the mall. The mall has become a part of my life and whenever I'm not stuffing my face at the food court, I am usually hanging out at the Hot Topic. Whether perusing through the graphic...

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The Wolf and the Hare

(1) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 5:10 PM

Black button eyes peek a meek glare The furry vision of a hare Perceived behind white coat of fur (Façade of shelter aided her)

She saw not but a blackened room
Her depth perception not in tune
And all she noticed was the moist
Humidity that left...

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