Anthony DiMatteo


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

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

First Place, Poetry Prize, Smartish Pace Http://

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

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Italian American
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Bronx , NY
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Last update: Nov 08, 2021