J. Matthew Waters is a poet residing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After earning his liberal arts degree in English from the University of Iowa in 1984, he has since enjoyed a career in the financial services industry. His first collection of poetry entitled Five Hundred Pieces was self-published in 1997. His second collection, In the Middle of Somewhere, was self-published as a Kindle ebook in 2011. His most recent work can be found at his poetry blog jdubqca.com.