New Interview Up at Joe’s Jacket

The handsome Stephen Mills interviewed me for his new monthly interview series featuring emerging LGBT poets on his blog, Joe’s Jacket.  Click on over to find out whether or not I write poems in the nude, how “anagram me” can be your new pick-up line, and which luscious-locked actor would play me in my bio-pic. Read More …

New Review of Narcissus Resists at The Rumpus

Evan J. Peterson reviews Narcissus Resists at The Rumpus: As a chapbook, Narcissus Resists works. Across nineteen poems, a conceit such as this can get old, but Hittinger keeps his book compelling and engaging. The glimpses of Dali’s painting, interspersed with the snapshots of Narcissus’ misadventures, provide the momentum necessary. Momentum alone would not be Read More …

New Review of Platos de Sal by Timothy Wright

Timothy Wright has reviewed Platos de Sal over at his blog. Here’s a preview: Hittinger’s beautifully clear style of writing suits the way in which the story of David/Juan and Mara/Rut unfolds in a bright but uncertain present full of longing, interspersed with the unclouded memories of the long-ago and more recent past. Platos de Read More …

Narcissus Resists and Pink Narcissus

Around the time Narcissus Resists was released poet Andrew Demcak wrote his five-part poem sequence Pink Narcissus in response to the 1971 James Bidgood film (which I also reference in Narcissus Resists).  Andrew was kind enough to dedicate his poem to me in celebration of the release of Narcissus Resists (very sweet Andrew, thank you!). You can Read More …