Grace Cavalieri, producer and host of The Poet and the Poem, interviews American poet Matthew Hittinger. The Poet and the Poem broadcasts on public radio by the Library of Congress. See Poetry Nation for more material by Grace Cavalieri.
Matthew Hittinger is the author of The Masque of Marilyn (GOSS183, 2017), The Erotic Postulate (2014), and Skin Shift (2012). All were published by Sibling Rivalry Press. He has also published chapbooks Platos de Sal (Seven Kitchens Press, 2009), Narcissus Resists (GOSS183, 2009), and Pear Slip (Spire Press, 2007). Hittinger received his MFA from the University of Michigan, and from the university’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program he won a Hopwood Award. His work appears in journals and anthologies as well as been adapted into art songs. In 2012 Poets & Writers Magazine named him a Debut Poet on their 8th annual list. Hittinger hales from Bethlehem, PA, and lives in Astoria, Queens.
Grace Cavalieri. July 15, 2007. Photo by Dan Murano.