Anthony DiMatteo

Poet

Author's Bio

My poetry addresses wilderness, love and antiquity as well as my experiences living in a group home as a supervisor of ten boys for many years. I write free and formal verse. I've also written a score of essays on Renaissance literature, mostly on Shakespeare, investigating how myth and politics intertwine in his plays and poetry. I'm also a Latin scholar, having translated the most popular treatise on classical iconography and myth of the 16th century, a tome that influenced poets and painters of the Renaissance. All my work, as poet, scholar and a professor of writing, art, design, and English literature, attempts to recuperate and advance a renaissance vision and promise of a new world coming into being - in other words, a hopeless, battle-scarred idealist passionately committed to a nearly lost harmonious view of human nature.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Weatherings (FutureCycle Press, 2015)
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American Society: What Poets See (FutureCycle Press, 2012)
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Love Notes (Vagabond Press, 2012)
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Men in the company of women (Edgar and Lenore's Publishing House, 2012)
Books:
In Defense of Puppets (FutureCycle Press, 2016)
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Beautiful Problems: Poems (David Robert Books, 2014)
Chapbooks:
Fishing for Family (Kelsay Books, 2019)
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Greetings From Elysium (Finishing Line Press, 2015)
Journals:
2 Bridges Review
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Canopic Jar
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Connotation Press
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Denver Syntax
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Exquisite Corpse
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Extract(s)
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Front Porch Journal
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Levure Litteraire
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Long Island Quarterly
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Miller's Pond
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The Inflectionist Review
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The Lake
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UCity Review
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Verse Daily
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Prizes won: 

First Place, Poetry Prize, Smartish Pace Http://www.smartishpace.com/contests/erskine_j/...

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Beast and the Sovereign by Jacques Derrida , Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Gluck , The Kingdom and the Glory by Giorgio Agamben , On the State by Pierre Bourdieu, At the Existentialist Cafe by Sarah Bakewell

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Italian American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Bronx
Raised in: 
Bronx , NY
New York
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Last update: Mar 22, 2020