Matthew Steven Bruen

Dr. Matthew Steven Bruen is an Assistant Professor of English at Young Harris College in Young Harris, Georgia. His work studies the intersections of literary practice and the human experience of place.

Stories By Matthew Steven Bruen

Babies For Sale: The Secret Adoptions That Haunt One Georgia Town

In midcentury Appalachia, an intrepid doctor sold newborns to desperate couples. Today they’re all grown up, and seeking answers.

The Park Built on Forgotten Ghost Towns

Fifty years ago, thousands of residents were forced from their homes on the Pennsylvania-Jersey border to make way for a massive dam. But then squatters reclaimed their rotting...