Wednesday, September 18, 2019

2019 Book Tour + Links to new books: EVERYTHING BREAKING/FOR GOOD and THE OBLITERATIONS




See a more detailed list of the readings for my fall 2019 tour below. I will be updating this as more dates firm up in the coming weeks. Additionally, to the right are links to my new books. Please check them out, if you can. Hope to see you on the road!

Thurs. 9/19—Midwest Writing Center 40th Birthday SPECTRA Bash—Bent River—Rock Island, IL (w/Ryan Collins, Skylar Alexander and Sarah Elgatian)
Mon. 9/23—Edgewood College—Madison, WI
Tues. 9/24—Mucky Duck—Ames, IA (w/ Molly McDonald, Caroliena Cabada, and Anasia Sturdivant)
Wed. 9/25—Prospero’s Books—Kansas City, MO (w/BJ Soloy)
Thurs. 9/26—Beaverdale Books—Des Moines, IA (w/Leah Huizar)
Fri. 9/27—Monsters of Poetry—Madison, WI (w/Jesse Lee Kercheval and Clemonce Heard)
Sat. 9/28—BONK! 100 Thousand Poets for Change!—Racine, WI (w/a cast of thousands!)
Sun. 9/29—Heist Seriesa Poet at Green HillUnion, KY
Tues. 10/1—Bluffton University—Bluffton, OH
Wed. 10/2—School for the Creative and Performing Arts—Cincinnati, OH
Thurs 10/3—Two Dollar Radio—Columbus, OH (w/Kamall Kimball and Negesti Kaudo)
Fri. 10/4—1st Friday Co-op Reading—Fort Wayne, IN (w/Emmanual Ortiz)
Sat. 10/5—Vertex Coffee Roasters, Ann Arbor, MI (w/Emily Corwin and Carlina Duan)
Mon. 10/7—Public Space One—Iowa City, IA (w/Skylar Alexander, Izzy Casey, and Lauren Haldeman)
Tues. 10/8—THE NEXT WEATHER—Columbia, MO (w/Donald Quist)
Wed. 10/9—University of Wisconsin, Platteville—Platteville, WI
Thurs. 10/10—Moon Palace Books—Minneapolis, MN (w/Matt Mauch and Michael Torres)
Fri. 10/11—Poetry and Biscuits—Chicago, IL (w/Lucy Alford)
Mon. 10/14—Flying Out Loud Reading Series—Louisville, KY (w/Sam McCormick)
Tues. 10/15—Art on Madison—Lakewood, Ohio (w/Nicole Hennessy)
Wed. 10/16—Illinois Wesleyan University—Bloomington, IL
Fri. 10/18—Lo-Fi Lounge, Indianapolis, IN (w/music by Amy Lashley, The Arc of Etheline, and NEVERNEW)
Sat. Oct. 19th—The Bishop—Bloomington, IN (w/Yalie Kamara, Chris Mattingly, and NEVERNEW)
Sun. Oct. 20th—Basik—Brooklyn, NY (w/Millie Ferguson, Bridget O’Shea Bernstein and Jeremy Clark)
Mon. 10/21—KGB Monday Night Reading Series—NYC (w/Leah Umansky)
Tues. 10/22—UCONN—Storrs, CT (w/Russell Dillon)
Sat. 10/26—Midwestern Press—Cincinnati, OH (w/Chelsea Whitton, Sam McCormick, Millie Ferguson, and music by NEVERNEW, R.RING, and A.M. Nice)
Tues. 10/29—Carnegie Mellon University—Pittsburgh, PA
Wed. 10/30—Duende at Silo City—Buffalo, NY (w/Joe Hall and music by Oats Holy Roller)
Thurs. 10/31—Point of Contact Gallery—Syracuse, NY (w/Jules Gibbs)
Fri. 11/1—White Whale—Pittsburgh, PA (w/Lauren Shapiro and Jenny Johnson)
Tues. 11/5—Hugo House—Seattle, WA (w/Diannely Antigua, Brandon Courtney, and KMA Sullivan)
Wed. 11/6—TBA—YesYes Celebration—Portland, OR
Thurs 11/7— Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus—YesYes Celebration—Portland, OR (w/Diannely Antigua and Brandon Courtney)
Fri. 11/8—Portland LitCrawl—Corporeal Writing—Portland, OR (w/ Jennine CapĆ³ Crucet, Steph Cha, Brandon    Courtney, Diannely Antigua, T Kira Madden, and Ross Gay)
Sat. 11/9— TBA—YesYes Celebration—Portland, OR
Mon. 11/11—Bellarmine University—Louisville, KY
Tues. 11/12— Free Nashville Poetry Library—Nashville, TN (w/Gabriela Gonzales and Mike Young) 
Wed. 11/13—Tusculum College—Greeneville, TN
Thurs. 11/14—Scuppernong Books—Greensboro, NC
Fri. 11/15—Holler Salon at Firefly Farms—Knoxville, TN (w/Kristi Maxwell and Ashley Dailey)
Sat. 11/16—TBA—Writer’s Block—Louisville, KY

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Monday, February 01, 2016

A DOZEN NOTHING

Friends, I'm very excited to be the featured poet this month at A DOZEN NOTHING! If you haven't seen A Dozen Nothing before, the way it works is they feature one poet a month each month of the year, and that's it. Visitors to the site can read the poems online, or print the poems out as a downloadable pdf. I really hope you'll check them out. Massive thanks to editors Pete Miller and Jeff Sirkin for publishing this work.

Friday, November 27, 2015

KGB MONDAY NIGHT POETRY + 3 NEW POEMS at MONSTER HOUSE

Dear Friends, I hope this finds you all well.

I'll be in NYC Monday night to read with DARCIE DENNIGAN and ERIC ROY in the KGB Monday Night Poetry series. Here's a link to the Facebook event:


https://www.facebook.com/events/1706850582876073/


If you're in the city, I'd love to see you. I'm sure it'll be a great night.


Matt


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Additionally, I was remiss in posting this a few weeks back, but here's a link to some new poems at the Monster House website. I hope you'll enjoy them:


http://www.monsterhousepress.com/mhart/








Wednesday, April 15, 2015

JAM TARTS MAGAZINE: ON NOISE AND NOISEMAKING

Hey All,

My giant blast site of an essay/rant/talk/debacle on noise (and noise in poetry) is up at the marvelous new online magazine Jam Tarts. Find the essay here. I hope you'll check it out, along with the rest of the issue, which features lots of great poetry and fiction and an interview with former US Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky.

Matt

Saturday, October 25, 2014

IS WHAT PRESENTS: A MILLION WAYS TO TELL A STORY--THE GREENWICH, CINCINNATI 10/26, 8PM

Friends, If you live in Cincinnati, please come check out Is What Presents: A Million Ways to Tell a Story tomorrow night at 8PM at The Greenwich 2442 Gilbert Ave. I'll be reading poems. Is What will be blasting off with beats and spoken word. Tatsuya Nakatani will be playing the drums (etc.) in a way you've never seen before (that's a promise). And Doradus, a short film by Fernando J. Scarpa will be screened. You can find all the info here: http://samurailikemalcom.blogspot.com/2014/09/sunday-october-26-iswhat-presents.html


Sunday, October 26, 8PM
The Greenwich
2442 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45206

ISWHAT?! presents …

"A MILLION WAYS TO TELL A STORY"
Stories will be shared through

Film
Doradus
a short movie by Fernando J. Scarpa,
produced by Fernando J. Scarpa and Mara New.
“Beautiful cinematography, amazing acting and fantastic script”

Sonic sculpting, Drum solo
by Tatsuya Nakatani
Tatsuya Nakatani is a creative artist originally from Osaka, Japan, 
residing in the USA since 1994, currently based in Easton, PA.
Creating sound via both traditional and extended percussion techniques, utilizing drums, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects and bells, as well as various sticks, kitchen tools and homemade bows, all of which manifest in an intense and organic music that represents a very personal sonic world.

Poetry
by Matt Hart
Author, co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati where he teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and plays in the band TRAVEL.

Beats & Spoken Word
By ISWHAT?!

at 
The Greenwich
2442 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NEW POEMS IN HIDDEN CITY QUARTERLY

I'm thrilled to have some new poems in the just published issue of Baltimore's own HIDDEN CITY QUARTERLY, along with terrific new work by Evan Commander, Sam McCormick, Bradley Harrison Smith, and Nate Pritts, among others.

Big thanks to editors Noah Siela and Brian Checco for including me in the issue. You can see my poems here, but I sincerely hope you'll check out the whole issue. It's a barn-burner.