Though endemic to Northern California, Matthew M. Monte (Fictioneerus sagittarius) has a migratory pattern that includes Hawaii, Mexico, New Zealand, and the Indo-Tibetan borderlands. His mating dance has, to date, never been observed by naturalists. He grew up near San Francisco, California and went to the University of Hawaii-Manoa, where he studied botany.

His fiction, poetry, book reviews, music reviews, journalism, and essays have appeared in Sidestream, Creosote Journal, Transfer, Ashcan Magazine, The Snackbar Collective, iNaturalist, and the Poets 11 Anthologies (2014 and 2016). He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son. His debut collection, The Case of the Six-Sided Dream, won the 2017 Blue Light Poetry Prize.