Matthew Minicucci

—2nd Place, 2020 Palette Poetry Prize—

“While the rich and particular lexicon calls into presence the sensual world, the medial caesura, ‘the point of rupture,’ acts out death’s space, the awful gap between those who have gone and ‘all you have left.’” — Guest Judge Forrest Gander

Matthew Minicucci’s most recent collection, Small Gods (New Issues), won the 2019 Stafford/Hall Oregon Book Award in Poetry. His poetry and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming from numerous journals including APR, The Believer, POETRY, The Southern Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards including the Stanley P. Young Fellowship in Poetry from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a Writer-in-Residence fellowship from the James Merrill House, and the Dartmouth Poet-in-Residence fellowship from Dartmouth College and the Frost House.