Monday, August 04, 2014

INTERVIEW AT THE REVIEW REVIEW ON THE FUTURE OF POETRY

Here's a conversation I had with Rob MacDonald (editor of Sixth Finchand Gale Marie Thompson, (editor of Jellyfish Magazinefor The Review Review about the future of poetry. Lots of things get said here, but the good news (which isn't really news at all) is that clearly poetry keeps going--with or without our conversations "about" it. Gale and Rob are great in this. I get a little cranky at the end. Here's to writing more poems!

http://www.thereviewreview.net/publishing-tips/future-poetry-dialogue-between-rob-macdonald

Thursday, July 17, 2014

MATT HART ON TWITTER + 2 POEMS in SIXTH FINCH

Follow me on Twitter: @forkliftmatt666

https://twitter.com/forkliftmatt666


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Also, I have two new poems in the summer issue of Sixth Finch, which you can see here and here, or, even better, you can check out the entire issue here, including great new work by Lucy Biederman, Jeff Hipsher. Tony Mancus, Gregory Lawless, Mark McKee, and Elizabeth Scanlon, among others.

Thanks to Rob MacDonald and Roberto Montes for including me in the issue.

I hope you'll check it out.

Massive thanks,

Matt

Monday, July 07, 2014

BASH #22--THIS FRIDAY w/ Matt Hart, Stephen Burt and David Rivard

Friends,

I'm reading in Black Ocean's BASH reading series this Friday 7/11 at the Brookline Booksmith 279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446. 7PM.

I will read.

Stephen Burt will read!

David Rivard will read!

This is gonna be a terrific night.

If you're in the Boston area, please come check it out.

Here's a link to the Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/249240358604735/

and here's one to the bookstore site: http://www.brooklinebooksmith-shop.com/event/bash-reading-series-15

I hope to see some of you this weekend.

xo,

Matt

Sunday, January 26, 2014

RADIANT ACTION at SPOKE TOO SOON: A JOURNAL OF THE LONGER

Dear Friends,

Twenty sections of my long sequence Radiant Action have gone up at Spoke Too Soon: A Journal of the Longer, along with recordings of me reading each section and close readings of the selection by both Ben Kopel and Jennifer Moore. I hope you'll take a second to check take a look. And please get on board with Spoke Too Soon in general. It's a great new online presence that's providing a forum for work that would be difficult to publish elsewhere.

Massive thanks to both Ben and Jennifer for the generous close readings and to Editors Kelin Loe and  Leora Fridman for believing in this work.


Matt

Thursday, January 16, 2014

WORD OF MOUTH CINCINNATI READING TUES. JAN 21st @ MOTR



Hi Everyone,

I’m reading at MOTR Pub this coming Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7PM. Please see the flyer above for details. BUT take note: There will be two open mics, so bring your poems. Bring your joy. I will be blasting some “Radiant Action.”
This series, WORD OF MOUTH Cincinnati, hosted by Jim Palmarini and Mark Flanigan, inspired by the late Aralee Strange, the former Cincinnati writer and artist who passed way in June, 2013. Strange ran readings, made films, wrote poems and produced plays and other performance work during her many years in Cincinnati, before moving to Athens, Georgia in 2007. In Athens, she co-founded Word of Mouth, a popular and successful spoken word series.

Word of Mouth Cincinnati is an intentional arc of both past and future utterance, inspired by our most revered voice, with a nod to her Athens, GA compatriots. Word of Mouth asks poets to Show Up, Mouth Off, and Pay Attention.

I hope to see you there.

Matt

Friday, September 27, 2013

MATT HART FALL 2013 READINGS

Dear Friends,

I have numerous readings coming up this fall. If you happen to be in any of these places, I hope you'll come out and say hello. Words will fly. You will be radiant. I will be a bicycle of leaves or a nervous aluminum rabbit or coleslaw or...

I hope to see you in one or more of these states. Please check back for updates, as I'll be adding more details and more readings to the list.

Thanks for all the support.

Matt


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9/27 Bloomington, IN
William S. Burroughs Festival Fundraiser w/ Chris Mattingly, Ross Gay, Tony Brewer, Morgan Adams, David Watters, The Bishop Bar, 123 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47404, 8PM; http://thebishopbar.com/events/william-burroughs-festival-fundraiser


9/28 Columbus, OH
With Poetry Reading Series w/ William Waltz and Melissa Barrett, Tree Bar 887 Chambers Rd., 43212 Columbus, OH, 7:00PM
https://www.facebook.com/pages/With-Poetry-Reading-Series/178883365624905?ref=br_tf


10/3 San Bernardino, CA
California State University, San Bernardino w/ Nate Pritts, in Pfau Library, Rm 4005, 6PM


10/4 San Diego, CA
Digital Gym/Media Arts Center w/Chad Sweeney and Nate Pritts, 2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104, 6PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/214524428715635/


10/5 Long Beach, CA
Stranded Artist Series Reading w/Nate Pritts and Chad Sweeney, The Poetry Lab, 235 East Broadway, 8th Floor, Long Beach, CA 8PM


10/10 Rock Island, IL
Spectra Poetry Reading Series w/ Russell Dillon, Amanda Smeltz, and Aubrey Jane Ryan, Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201, 8PM


10/11 Madison, WI
MONSTERS OF POETRY Reading Series w/ Russell Dillon, Amanda Smeltz, and Dobby Gibson, Dragonfly Lounge, 401 East Washington Ave., Madison WI 53703, 7PM


10/17 Sausalito, CA
WHY THERE ARE WORDS Reading Series w/Sally Ball, Vikram Chandra, Russell Dillon, Rae Gouirand, Kate Milliken, Melissa Pritchard, and Jane Smiley, Studio 333, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito, CA, 7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/236590959823425/


10/18 Santa Cruz, CA
FELIX KULPA GALLERY w/ Russell Dillon, 107 Elm Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 7:30PM

10/19 San Francisco, CA
Russell Dillon Book Release Reading w/ Russell Dillon and Emily Meg Weinstein, Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero St., San Francisco, CA 94117, 5PM https://www.facebook.com/events/188067511376563/


10/23 Greensboro, NC
University of North Carolina, GreensboroUNCG Faculty Center, 402 College Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27402, 9PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/332692973542136/permalink/337869366357830/


10/24 Greeneville, TN
Tusculum CollegeShulman Atrium, 60 Shiloh Rd., Greeneville, TN 37745, 7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/668053229881319/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

SERMONS AND LECTURES BOXED SET REPRINT!

The fine people at Typecast Publishing have done a reprint of the Sermons and Lectures Both Blank and Relentless boxed set! You can get it here: http://www.typecastpublishing.com/matthart/. It looks like this:



This letterpressed boxed set, produced by the fine people at Firecracker Press, contains all the sections of the paperback version of the book, each with its own beautiful cover in silver, metallic ink. Additionally, it includes the CD of Blank Sermons...Relentless Lectures by my band TRAVEL, which uses cut up versions of the book's poems as lyrics. I'm really happy that this set's back out in the world. The first printing sold out before the book was even released, so now's your chance to get one. Quantities are very limited. I hope you'll pick it up.