Matthew Minicucci


Small Gods

Small Gods cover reveal!

Happy announcement! I'm excited to share the finalized cover for my next book, Small Gods, forthcoming from New Issues. The collection will be out October 1st! Over the next few months and into the summer, I'll be sharing some of the wonderful blurbs and kind words about the book from amazing people like Alan ShapiroKate DanielsMaggie Smith, and A. Van Jordan.


I can't thank everyone at New Issues enough for how amazing they've been during this process. Kimberly Kolbe, Sarah Kidd, and William Olsen have all been kind, and brilliant, and kind again since signing the contract a little over a year ago.

I'm working hard to schedule readings and visits for next fall and spring (and beyond!). If you're affiliated with a university reading series, community reading series, or have a recommendation for a favorite bookstore in your area that would love to host an often overdressed but very smiley and thankful poet, please send me a message!

And, please share! I'd love for this good news to reach as far as possible!



AWP and a review of Translation!

Excited to be able to share this wonderful review of Translation from Jaime Brunton, up now in the most recent issue of the Kenyon Review here


We’re making progress on Small Gods, which is currently scheduled for an October 1st release from New Issues. Keep an eye out for the cover reveal soon, coming sometime at the end of February! 

I hope to see everyone in DC next week for #AWP17!

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!

Wonderful news!

I've 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. Publication date is expected to be in the spring of 2017!