"Always do the opposite"
Honors Artist as Writer and Artist as Reader, Dueling Literary Avant-Gardes, Senior Seminar, Creative Writing: Poetry, Advanced Writing Workshop, Aesthetics...
Matt Hart is the author of three published books of poetry, Who's Who Vivid (Slope Editions, 2006), Wolf Face (H_NGM_N BKS, 2010), and Light-Headed (BlazeVOX, 2011), as well as several chapbooks, including The Hours (cinematheque press, 2010) and Late Makeup Years and Decline (1979-1983) (Hell Yes Press, 2010), a collaborative work with the poet Dobby Gibson. A fourth full-length collection of poetry, Sermons and Lectures Both Blank and Relentless will be published by Typecast Publishing in 2012.
Additionally, Hart's poems and reviews have been published in numerous print and online journals, including Coldfront, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, and Jubilat. He's received fellowships from both The Breadloaf Writers' Conference and the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, and in the summer of 2010 he was chosen by the University of Iowa's International Writing Program and the U.S. State Department to participate in the Life of Discovery exchange program in China. Frequently asked to give readings of his work, Hart has performed his poems in a variety of venues, including on the Wave Books Poetry Bus Tour, Stanford University's On the Cut: Emerging Writers Series, New York University Emerging Writers Series, the SMU Litfest in Dallas, the Washington DC Lincoln Memorial and at San Francisco's Litquake Litcrawl. Hart is also a musician and songwriter, whose music has been featured in major motion pictures and on MTV. In 1996, he co-founded Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, which was recently featured in Poets & Writers Magazine as one of the most innovative small press magazines in the country. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife and daughter. He is the Art Academy of Cincinnati's Poet-in-Resistance.
WHO'S WHO VIVID (2006)
WOLF FACE (2010)
LIGHT HEADED (2011)
Poetry Recordings from The Academy of American Poets Website