Matthew Minicucci



New website!

The redesigned site (thanks to the amazing Elizabeth Tavares) is up! There are so many new and exciting features will this new design, including:Keep an eye out over these next few months for updates on more readings, visits, and updates on Small Gods, including a cover reveal sometime this coming fall! In addition, links are up (at the top of each page) for following me on Twitter, Facebook, and contacting me via email.


Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference 2016

In other news, I’m excited to say that I will be at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference this summer, starting on August 9th, as the Stanley P. Young Fellow in Poetry and assisting A. Van Jordan in his workshop.

It should be a wonderful conference, with readings by so many talented writers over the course of the ten days. If you’re in the Middlebury, VT area, considering stopping by for a lecture or a reading!

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 between). Here's the schedule:

AWP 2016 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 at La Cita Bar
  • April 1st, 11-12:30pm, at AWP LA, I'll be signing copies of Translation with the Wick Poetry Center (#508)

In addition, I'll be working at the Ninth Letter booth (#1120) most mornings (8-10am) and evenings (4-6pm) during the conference. I hope to see you there!


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 the campus of the University of Illinois at Springfield.


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
07:00 PM Prose Reading, Tony Bedard, Pilling Chapel
08:30 PM Collage Reading, Pilling Chapel

Saturday, November 14
10:00AM Poetry (Shilling 315) & Fiction (Shilling 316) Workshops
01:30PM Graphic Novel Craft Lecture, Tony Bedard, Pilling Chapel
02:15PM Refreshments
02:30PM Poetry Craft Lecture, Matthew Minicucci, Pilling Chapel
03:15PM Refreshments
03:30PM Reading, Millikin Faculty & Guests, Pilling Chapel
04:30PM Poetry Reading, Matthew Minicucci, and Closing Remarks, Pilling Chapel

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 as well as a reading, then back to work for a couple days, then up to Chicago for Wit Rabbit 48 and a reading at the Seminary Coop Bookstore in Hyde Park.

Certainly a whirlwind, but an amazing one. I've posted a few photos from the events below:





Reading at Knox College

It was a wonderful time this past Friday reading at Knox College with Caleb Curtiss. Many thanks to Chad Simpson and Monica Berlin for having us. A few photos below:




Talking to Unit 4 public schools

I was fortunate enough to come into 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 abut poems for too long.


Eastern Illinois University reading photos

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



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. A few photos of the event:






Reading at Franklin College, September 15th at 7:30pm


New readings added for fall 2015!

I've started to update the Readings page here on the site with everything schedule for early fall 2015. Here's what I've added so far:
  • September 18th, 7pm, at Indy Reads Bookstore, 911 Mass Ave. in Indianapolis. Book release reading.
  • September 21st, 4pm, at Eastern Illinois University
  • October 6th, 6pm, at the Wick Poetry Center, Kent State University with Jane Hirschfield
  • November 3rd, 7pm, at the Wit Rabbit Reading Series, Chicago, IL
  • November 5th, with Caleb Curtiss and Charlotte Pence at the Seminary Coop Bookstore in Chicago, IL
Of course this is a very incomplete list, and many more readings will be added (both for fall and spring) as they are confirmed!

Reading tonight at Indy Reads Books!

I'll be reading tonight for Indy WordLab at Indy Reads Books (911 Mass Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana). Here's an interview with me leading up to the reading with Theresa Buckhusen for Metonymy Media.


Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City, IA

Mission Creek Festival is already going on, but I'm heading out there with Natalie Mesnard, Ted Sanders, and Jensen Beach this Friday.

Ted and I will be reading at the Lit Crawl on Friday night. Details below:

Date: Friday, April 4th
Time: 6pm
Venue: Dublin Underground (5 South Dubuque Street)
Lineup: Brian Evensen, Josh Ostergaard, T. Geronimo Johnson, Ariel Lewiton, Matt Minicucci, Ted Sanders.

The event is free and open to the public. So I hope to see you there!

AWP 2014 Seattle

#AWP2014 is almost here! The excitement builds as the money slowly bleeds away.

I'll be in Seattle this year representing the University of Illinois and Ninth Letter Online, which I'm editing this semester. Should be a wonderful time!

Also, I'll be signing chapbooks at the Accents Publishing Table (AA3) between 12-1pm on Friday, February 28th. Please come by and say hi!


Monmouth reading recap

The reading at Monmouth was a huge success. Students and faculty alike were active, engaged, and enjoying the time spent with great writing. Ted Sanders and Jensen Beach were, as always, amazing, and they had such wonderful advice for all the young writers there. I wanted to thank David Wright, and the entire Monmouth community, for hosting us and showing us such a great time.

Reading news

I'll be reading on November 12th at Monmouth College (Illinois) with my great friends and fellow writers Ted Sanders and Jensen Beach.

The reading begins at 6:15pm, and is located at the Mellinger Teaching and Learning Center. Free to the public!

Reading at Stories & Beer

A video of me reading from Reliquary at Stories & Beer last week:

Reliquary signing at AWP 2013

Featuring Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, Haley Crigger, and Greg Pape: AWP1





AWP Boston

AWP Boston is just around the corner.

I'm excited to see old friends, and to make as many passes around the book fair as humanly possible.

I'll be signing my chapbook at the Accents Publishing table (N-18) at 1:00pm on Friday. If you can, stop by, say hi, and pick up a chapbook.

More updates via the site and Twitter as the conference develops.