Matthew Minicucci



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!

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!


Shelterbelt 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! Click here!

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:





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 here!

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:




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!

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


Cover revealed! Finalized reading dates!

Exciting news! We have a finalized cover for the book! Also, the full lineup of readings for the fall has been posted! So many exciting things!

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First book catalog page

Some really exciting news: the catalog page for my first book is now up at Kent State University Press, complete with blurbs! No cover art yet, but sometime in the spring we should have that finalized. Pre-orders are available now, and the book is set to drop on September 1st of next year.

Book update: new title!

Just a quick update on book progress:

The editing and shaping process has been wonderful thus far. I think we're close to a final version. The big news is that the book will have a new title: Translation.

This was the original title, many years ago, prior to playing about with dozens of others. It feels most appropriate to the intuitions and content of the collection, so I'm really excited to officially be returning to it.

More updates soon!

2014 Stan & Tom Wick Poetry Prize

So excited to be able to formally announce that my first full-length collection, No Epithets, has been selected by Jane Hirschfield as the winner of the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize. The book will be published in the fall of 2015. I'm honored to be part of the Wick Poetry family, and to have a chance to read with Jane Hirschfield that same fall at Kent State University.

Much more to follow in the coming months!