I’m Matt. I’m a 22-year-old anarchist poet raised in Manchester. My poetry is my main passion in life; I’ve been writing and performing all over the Northeastern United States since 2009. I’ve also competed in a few National Poetry Slams. I feel that art is a great act of resistance and a great way to break down barriers in society. It is also an effective tool for healing and expression.
My conscience has led me to adopt views that are far outside the mainstream of US society. It has also compelled me to commit disobedient acts that put me in conflict with the most powerful forces on the planet. In 2011, I was an organizer and participant in Occupy New Hampshire, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement and Arab Spring. It was simultaneously the most uplifting and the most heart-breaking thing I have ever experienced: http://occupynewhampshire.org/2013/09/18/an-age-of-futility-the-occupy-movement-and-the-hopeless-generation. Ever since the Occupy movement dwindled due to violent police suppression and generations of brainwashing, I have been focusing on individual acts of resistance to undermine and disassociate from the US corporate prison state that dominates world affairs. Whether it’s boycotting elections, tax resistance, participating in the counter-economy, serving my community, or general illegalism, my conscience influences all aspects of my life.
As for the romantic part of my identity, I’m bisexual and polyamorous. I don’t practice monogamy, because I don’t believe the heart should be limited by arbitrary rules. I think people should be free to love whomever they wish to love. I am not very experienced in love myself, because it’s difficult to find anyone compatible with me. Especially in Manchester.
I’m very much a sober person. I don’t drink, smoke, or consume caffeine. I’ve taken hallucinogens on occasion, and they’ve all been very spiritual experiences, but I don’t believe in using addictive substances, whether they be over-the-counter, pharmaceutical, or illicit. I feel uncomfortable in bars, and I despise that so much of social interactions are centered around alcohol. I’d love to find people to have a nice sober time with and communicate on a higher level.
I am looking for romantic partners who have bold spirits and are brave at heart. Who will accept me for who I am and expand my horizons. I need some adventures in my life with people who are nuanced and interesting.