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Author: Matthew Rohrer

Matthew Rohrer is the author of THE OTHERS (Wave Books, 2017), SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS (Wave Books, 2015), DESTROYER AND PRESERVER (Wave Books, 2011), A PLATE OF CHICKEN (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), RISE UP (Wave Books, 2007) and A GREEN LIGHT (Verse Press, 2004), which was shortlisted for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize. He is also the author of SATELLITE (Verse Press, 2001), and co-author, with Joshua Beckman, of Nice Hat. Thanks. (Verse Press, 2002), and the audio CD Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He has appeared on NPR's All Things Considered and The Next Big Thing. His first book, A Hummock in the Malookas was selected for the National Poetry Series by Mary Oliver in 1994. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at NYU.

A Green Light
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A Green Light

Verse Press/Wave Books

Poetry. "These poems are proof that time doesn't exist since it can dissolve within a great poet's touch, in his soul and body. `I am in love/ with the way I see the world./ But I am all alone there' he says. No, we are all there, longing to share h...

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A Plate of Chicken
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A Plate of Chicken

Ugly Duckling Presse

Poetry. "A PLATE OF CHICKEN is a masterpiece of subtlety and frailty, a series of glimpses, thought-fragments, coping devices, and simple declarative sentences. 'My function,' Rohrer writes, 'is to be in love between two people who hate each other,'...

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Destroyer and Preserver
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Destroyer and Preserver

Wave Books

Poetry. Griffin Poetry Prize finalist Matthew Rohrer illuminates the modern plight: trying to figure out how to be a thoughtful citizen, parent, and person as the landscape of terror and history worms its way into our everyday existence. Unnervingly...

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The Others
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The Others

Wave Books

Poetry. Fiction. Hybrid Genre. A gripping, eerie, and hilarious novel-in- verse from poet Matthew Rohrer. In a Russian-doll of fictional episodes, we follow a midlevel publishing assistant over the course of a day as he encounters ghost stories, sci...

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Rise Up
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Rise Up

Wave Books

Poetry. Matthew Rohrer's RISE UP turns wide eyes and lyric wit toward the requirements of fatherhood, citizenship, and romantic love. Approaching pleasure and terror with the same searching and determined curiosity, RISE UP traverses political, natu...

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Satellite
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Satellite

Verse Press/Wave Books

Poetry. In this follow-up collection to the National Poetry Series winner A Hummock in the Malookas, Rohrer's poems play against convention, finding dark, surreal underpinnings in the seemingly innocent objects and experiences of everyday life. Dire...

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Surrounded By Friends
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Surrounded By Friends

Wave Books

Poetry. The poems in SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS are generated by, and embrace, friendships with the living, the dead, and the inanimate. Friends, family, and the urban peoplescape are gathered together in these poems, with more and more poetic voices joi...

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