poetry reading with Matthew Hittinger & Rae Gouirand

May 20, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Matthew Hittinger is an American poet and writer currently based in New York City.  His titles include Skin Shift (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012) and the chapbooks Platos de Sal (Seven Kitchens Press, 2009), Narcissus Resists (GOSS183/MiPOesias, 2009), and Pear Slip (Spire Press, 2007) winner of the Spire 2006 Chapbook Award. Born and raised in Bethlehem, PA, not far from the grave of H.D., Matthew was named a 2012 debut poet by Poets & Writers Magazine and has received the Kay Deeter Award from the journal Fine Madness, two Sundress Best of the Net nominations, and eleven Pushcart Prize nominations.

Rae Gouirand’s first collection of poetry, Open Winter, was selected by Elaine Equi for the 2011 Bellday Prize, won a 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award for Poetry and the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award for Poetry, and was a finalist for the Montaigne Medal, the Audre Lorde Award, and the California Book Award for poetry. Her poems and essays have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including two recent volumes of the Best New Poets series. A lecturer in the Department of English at UC-Davis, and Nonfiction Editor for California Northern, she is currently at work on a second book of poems and a collection of linked essays.