Matthew J. Spireng


403 Tongore Road
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 687-7707

Publications & Prizes

Like Light (Bright Hill Press, 2017)
Of Burgers & Barrooms (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2017)
The Poets Guide to the Birds (Anhinga Press, 2009)
The Blueline Anthology (Syracuse University Press, 2004)
Poetry Comes Up Where It Can (University of Utah Press, 2000)
A Good Man (Fawcett/Columbine, 1993)
Good Work (Evening Street Press, 2020)
What Focus Is (Word Press, 2011)
Out of Body (Bluestem Press, 2006)
Young Farmer (Finishing Line Press, 2007)
Encounters (Finishing Line Press, 2005)
Inspiration Point (Bright Hill Press, 2002)
Chatauqua Literary Journal
Louisiana Literature
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Yankee Magazine
Prizes won: 

Sinclair Poetry Prize, 2019, for book, Good Work;

Bluestem Poetry Award, 2004, for book, Out of Body;

Bright Hill Press Chapbook Competition, 2001, for chapbook, Inspiration Point;

Winner, The MacGuffin's  23rd Annual Poet Hunt, 2018, for poem, "Ed";

Winner, Common Ground Review Poetry Contest, 2015, for poem, "Good Work"

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Prefers to work with: 
Any, Naturalists/Environmentalists
Born in: 
Town of Union, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Lomontville, NY
New York
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Last update: Dec 28, 2020