Matthew Minicucci


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Winner, 2019 Oregon Book Award

Selected by Forrest Gander for the 2019 Stafford/Hall Oregon Book Award for Poetry, Small Gods, Matthew Minicucci's most recent collection, was also named a Green Rose book for New Issues Press. His first book, Translation, was chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize at Kent State University Press.

Named the forty-third Dartmouth Poet-in-Residence at the Frost Place for summer 2019, Minicucci will be developing a third collection at the intersection of soundscapes, disability, and the American West. While at the Willapa Bay AiR residency this June, he will be drafting pages for a novel following three students as they employ their Greek translation skills to find a missing professor. Minicucci returns to poetry in his second year as an Artist-in-Residence with the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in November, and then on fellowship with the James Merrill House this coming January. With poetry and essays appearing in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Believer, the Gettysburg Review, Oregon Humanities, The Southern Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review, Minicucci has received numerous fellowships and awards, including the C. Hamilton Bailey Oregon Literary Fellowship and the Stanley P. Young Fellowship in Poetry from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.