Kraunelis is the author of Tackle Box, a collection of poems
which was nominated for the 2014 Massachusetts Book Award. His poems have appeared in The Merrimack Review, The Alternative Voice, The Bridge Review, Elijah Magazine, MethuenLife Magazine, Romantics Quarterly, Spirit of the
Horse: An Equine Anthology, and in many other publications. He
has won several poetry awards and performed featured readings throughout Massachusetts.
He is a frequent guest on local TV and radio
programs. Matt's writing focuses on nature & human relationships and is infused with elements
of location, fantasy and romance. He is a founding member of the Robert Frost Foundation of Lawrence, MA and is the
founder of the Grey Court Poets, a popular poetry-writing group. Matt also writes songs, speeches, essays, legal writing, and literary fiction.
He holds an English degree from Merrimack College in North Andover, MA and a law degree from Suffolk University
Law School in Boston. He lives in the Merrimack Valley with his wife, Dawn, son, Jack and daughter Sarah.