Seven Kitchens Press, 2009
Cover Art: Lori Hayes
Reviews & Press
“Rarely has same sex love been so discreetly shared, or so erotically charged simply through the use of a few phrases or words. … In the form of a beautifully constructed poem Matthew Hittinger has related a story other writers would need a novel to define. This is a poet to watch carefully as his talent grows with every new work he writes.”
— Grady Harp
“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 Sal is a beautiful piece. It was a pleasure to read over and again, each time Hittinger’s writing revealing more subtleties, more depth.”
“A finely-crafted story in verse that deftly explores the subtle ways in which we reveal ourselves to, or hide ourselves from, those we love.”
March 31, 2009: Platos de Sal released.
April 19, 2009: Grady Harp reviews Platos de Sal.
September 9, 2009: Timothy Wright reviews Platos de Sal.
October/November 2009: berniE–zine reviews Platos de Sal.