Review of The Masque of Marilyn in the Washington Independent Review of Books

Grave Cavalieri offered this insightful review of The Masque of Marilyn in the latest Washington Independent Review of Books: “Who doesn’t care about Marilyn Monroe; and how many Marilyn’s are there? The answer is as many as there are writers invoking her. Hittinger is known for his ability to combine myth, pop culture and philosophy Read More …

Review of The Masque of Marilyn in the San Francisco Review of Books

Grady Harp reviews The Masque of Marilyn in the San Francisco Review of Books: “The New York poet Matthew Hittinger is now in that realm of `important poets of our time’. The publications of his poems increases every year and his works appear in important poetry collections of the highest order. One reason for Hittinger’s Read More …

The Erotic Postulate reviewed at Lambda Literary

The wonderful poet Tony Leuzzi (The Burning Door, Radiant Losses) has written an insightful review of The Erotic Postulate for Lambda Literary. Tony is clearly an ideal and well-read reader, picking up on the influences of people like Marianne Moore with the syllabic calculations, the reasons for the experimentation with punctuation, the philosophical bent to the Read More …

Birthday 35

A birthday post to round-up the latest news and happenings: The big news is that I’ve signed the contract for my second release from Sibling Rivalry Press, The Erotic Postulate. It will be out in September 2014 along with Stephen Mills’ second book, Brent Calderwood’s first book, and Douglas Ray’s anthology of queer Southern writing. Read More …

Upcoming Readings, a Poem, and a Review

A quick note about some upcoming readings: Monday, April 8th: Indian Springs School, Birmingham, AL, 7pm. I’m part of the Indian Springs Visiting Writers Series which was highlighted recently in The Nation. Looking forward to seeing Douglas Ray and Jessica Smith, and discussing Skin Shift with their students! The public is welcome. Thursday, April 11th: Gay Read More …

August Bits

I have an essay in The First Time I Heard… The Smiths. Edited by novelist Scott Heim, this is part four in “an ongoing series where musicians and writers tell their stories of first hearing the music of an iconic artist or band.” You can download the e-book here. * A new poem–“No Garlic”–in the Read More …

July Bits

Thunderstorms flooding the city. Air so heavy with humidity and pollution and rotting trash it’s hard to breathe. Showering multiple times a day to stay cool and get the film off your skin. Ah New York in the summertime. It’s around this time every year I start dreaming of Autumn and crisper days and getting Read More …