Matthew Hittinger

Astoria, NY 11102

Author's Bio

Matthew Hittinger is the author of The Masque of Marilyn (GOSS183, 2017), The Erotic Postulate (2014) and Skin Shift (2012) both from Sibling Rivalry Press, and the chapbooks Platos de Sal (Seven Kitchens Press, 2009), Narcissus Resists (GOSS183, 2009), and Pear Slip (Spire Press, 2007) winner of the Spire 2006 Chapbook Award. Born and raised in Bethlehem, PA, Matthew did his undergraduate work in Art History and English at Muhlenberg College and received his MFA from the University of Michigan's Helen Zell Writers' Program where he won a Hopwood Award for Poetry and The Helen S. and John Wagner Prize. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, has been adapted into art songs, and in 2012 Poets & Writers Magazine named him a Debut Poet on their 8th annual list. Matthew lives and works in New York City.

Publications and Prizes

Skin Shift
(Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012)
, The Erotic Postulate
(Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014)
, The Masque of Marilyn
A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry
(University of Akron Press, 2012)
, Best New Poets 2005
(Samovar Press, 2005)
, Divining Divas: 100 Gay Poets on Their Muses
(Lethe Press, 2012)
, Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books
(Minor Arcana Press, 2014)
, Ganymede Poets, One
(Ganymede Books, 2009)
, Love Rise Up: Poems of Social Justice, Protest and Hope
(Benu Press, 2012)
, Rabbit Ears: TV Poems
(NYQ Books, 2015)
, The Queer South: LGBTQ Writers on the American South
(Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014)
, The Rumpus Original Poetry Anthology
(The Rumpus Paper Internets, 2012)
, Villanelles
(Random House, 2012)
American Letters & Commentary, Assaracus, Barn Owl Review, Bloom, Blue Fifth Review, Canteen, Center, Clementine Magazine, Crazyhorse, Diagram, Disquieting Muses, Dusie, Fine Madness, Ganymede, Gertrude, Hobble Creek Review, Knockout Literary Magazine, Mantis: A Journal of Poetry, Criticism & Translation, Mead: The Magazine of Literature & Libations, Memorious, Meridian, Michigan Quarterly Review, Midway Journal, MiPOesias, Nimrod, No Tell Motel, OCHO, Oranges & Sardines, Ouroboros Review, Phoebe, Press 1, qarrtsiluni, StepAway Magazine, The Corduroy Mtn., Ekphrastic Review, Offending Adam, Raintown Review, Smoking Poet, Turntable & Blue Light, Weave Magazine
Narcissus Resists
, Pear Slip
(Spire Press, 2007)
, Platos de Sal
(Seven Kitchens Press, 2009)
Prizes Won: 
Spire Press 2006 Chapbook Award. The Kay Deeter Award from the journal Fine Madness. The Hopwood Award for Poetry and the Helen S. and John Wagner Prize from the University of Michigan.

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Bethlehem, PA
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Last updated: Dec 02, 2017