Matthew Minicucci

Ohio Reading Tour this week!

I’ve got a couple of readings in the great state of Ohio this week! (with some much needed R&R in Cleveland in between). Here’s the schedule:



Fiction up at The Collagist!


I’m excited to share my first ever published piece of fiction, up now in issue 80 at The Collagist: Best Supporting Actor


Honored to be in the issue with a lot of amazing writers, including fellow poet Rochelle Hurt.

AWP LA Schedule!

I’ve got a couple of great things happening this AWP in Los Angeles!  Below is my current schedule of appearances:


March 31st, 6pm, offsite for AWP LA with Quarterly West, Diode, and BOAAT,La Cita Bar, Los Angeles, CA




April 1st, 11-12:30 at AWP LA, I’ll be signing copies of Translation with the Wick Poetry Center, booth 508, Los Angeles, CA


In addition, I’ll be working at the Ninth Letter booth (#1130) most mornings (8-10) and evenings 4-6 during the conference.

I hope to see you there!

UIS Shelterblet Reading Series Interview on NPR Illinois

I’m late in posting this link, but our local Springfield NPR station was kind enough to interview me prior to my reading and record the reading (and Q&A) in its entirety! Link below:


NPR Illinois Shelterbelt Reading Series Interview and Reading

Reading at UIS Tomorrow Night!

Excited to be reading at the Shelterbelt Reading Series tomorrow night! It’ll be 7pm at the Suggs Studio at WUIS, on campus at the University of Illinois Springfield.



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!