Matthew J. Spireng

Poet

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

Publications & Prizes

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