Matthew Minicucci

Wonderful News!

I received some wonderful news prior to the holiday break this year: New Issues Press has agreed to publish my second full-length collection Small Gods. Their official announcement is listed below:


2016 Green Rose Prize Announcement

Publication date is expected to be in the spring of 2017. 

Millikin Literary Festival

Only a few readings left this semester, and I’m excited for the next one! I’ll be returning to Millikin University, where I was an adjunct instructor for a year, to be a featured writer for their 2015 Literary Festival.

I’ve posted the schedule of events in Decatur, IL (on Millikin’s campus) below:

Friday, November 13

7:00 PM Prose Reading
Tony Bedard
Pilling Chapel
8:30 PM Collage Reading Pilling Chapel

Saturday, November 14

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Writing Workshops:
Poetry Workshop
Shilling 315
Fiction Workshop Shilling 316
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Graphic Novel Craft Lecture
Tony Bedard
Pilling Chapel
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Refreshments
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Poetry Craft Lecture
Matthew Minicucci
Pilling Chapel
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Refreshments
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Reading
Millikin Faculty & Guests
Pilling Chapel
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Poetry Reading
Matthew Minicucci
Pilling Chapel
Closing Remarks

Readings Round-Up

It’s been a super busy couple of weeks. Elizabeth and I drove to the Louisiana Book Festival , where I was fortunate enough to appear on a panel talking about the Southern Review, then back to work for a couple of days, then up to Chicago for Wit Rabbit 48 and a reading at the Seminary Coop Book Store in Hyde Park.

Certainly a whirlwind, but an amazing one. I’ve posted some pictures from the events below:


Podcast up on Smile Politely

I’m late in sharing this post, but it was truly lovely to sit down with Rebecah Pulsifer on Smile Politely Radio, 90.1FM on Champaign every Friday at 5:30pm, and talk about Translation.

If you missed the radio show, here’s a link to the podcast of the episode.

Poem from Translation up today at Poetry Daily!

“Book Twenty-Five” is up today and is the featured poem at Poetry Daily.


Check it out!

Reading at Knox College

It was a wonderful time this past Friday reading at Knox College with Caleb Curtiss. Many thanks to both Chad Simpson and Monica Berlin for having us.  A few pictures (by Elizabeth Tavares) below:

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Talking to Unit 4 Public Schools

I was fortunate enough to come in to Central High School in Champaign, IL this past Friday and talk with both an AP English class and Mr. Joe Meyer’s second period welding class. It was a wonderfully eclectic group of students who asked great questions and were kind enough to let me talk about poems for too long.



Eastern Illinois University Reading Photos

I had an amazing time reading with Wyn Cooper last Monday at Eastern Illinois University. I’ve posted a couple of great photos below. Again, many thanks to the EIU English Department and especially Charlotte Pence for having me.


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Reading at Eastern Illinois University, Monday September 21st

I’m excited to be reading with Wyn Cooper at the Doudna Fine Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University.  The reading will be at 7pm this coming Monday. There will also be a Q&A following the reading, with copies of Translation for sale. Many thanks to the whole English Department, especially Charlotte Pence, for setting the reading up.


Pictures and recap to follow after the reading!

An amazing time at Franklin College

I can’t say enough good things about the faculty, staff, and students I met during my visit to Franklin College this past Tuesday. I especially want to thank my friend Callista Buchen, who is a new faculty member in the Department, and took care of all the details.


I’ve posted a couple of pictures from the event below: