Matt Pasca


Matt Pasca makes his home on the south shore of Long Island in Bay Shore, New York with his wife Terri and sons Rainer and Atticus. A graduate of Cornell University and Stony Brook University, he has taught Creative Writing, Mythology and Literature at Bay Shore High School since 1997. He was named New York State Teacher of Excellence in 2003 and is the adviser of The Writers’ Block, named Most Outstanding High School Literary-Art Magazine for 2010 by the American Scholastic Press Association. This is Pasca’s first full-length manuscript. For bookings and inquiries, contact Matt at

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A Thousand Doors
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,960. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011 by Casa de Snapdragon. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Poet Matt Pasca explores how personal suffering can be transformed into grace, as if through alchemy, when that grief can be shared with others. Using the Buddhist “Mustard Seed” parable as scaffolding, Pasca’s work pays homage to Kisa Gotami’s quest to save her son by finding a home where, impossibly, no suffering has befallen the inhabitants.

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