The Cyrus of Waco

Mar 2013 - May 2014

skills Writing (poetry), Design, Illustration, Extensive historical research

description I developed and executed a Creative Writing senior thesis project on the life of 20th century religious leader David Koresh. I wrote and designed ~30 concrete poems (which incorporate visual components and illustration in concert with text), and my completed thesis project was presented the Nagin Award — the prize for best Creative Writing Senior thesis work — at Carnegie Mellon's annual Adamson Awards for student writing. If you are interested in viewing my full senior thesis, please send me an email request.

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Matt Finlay is a writer, designer, and artist based in San Antonio, TX. He builds literary and visual narratives for brands, ideas, initiatives & individuals.