Matt Mitchell

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Ohio, USA
Hiram College
Saturday Night Live, The Oscars, The Last Of Us Franchise
  • Matt has written two books of poetry: The Neon Hollywood Cowboy (Big Lucks, 2021) and Vampire Burrito (Grieveland, 2023)
  • For numerous publications, Matt interviews numerous musicians, filmmakers, and actors. His subjects have ranged from the Arctic Monkeys to John Carpenter to Maya Hawke
  • In his spare time, Matt likes to watch Licorice Pizza and recount every line of dialogue.


Matt Mitchell is a freelance rock and roll journalist and Assistant Music Editor for Paste Magazine. His publication credits include profiles, reviews, and other miscellany in Pitchfork, MTV, SPIN, and Alternative Press. He writes essays on the intersection of pop culture, masculinity, and gender for Catapult and Literary Hub. Much of Matt’s spare time since high school has been spent watching black and white movies and reality shows with too many seasons.


Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Hiram College. It is one of the only institutions in Ohio that offers creative writing as a degree, which has allowed Matt to obtain a writing expertise that transcends university journalism.
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