Matthew Rohrer





Matthew Rohrer

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, The United States
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Matthew Rohrer is the author of Destroyer and Preserver (forthcoming from Wave Books in 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 in the undergraduate writing program at NYU.

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A Green Light
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 146 ratings — published 2004
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Rise Up
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Satellite
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 2001
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Destroyer and Preserver
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2011
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A Hummock in the Malookas
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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A Plate of Chicken
4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2009
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They All Seemed Asleep
4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2008
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The Ideograms
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Surrounded by Friends
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — expected publication 2015
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Nice Hat. Thanks.
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2002
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“He was a small part of summer,
he was summer’s tongue.”
Matthew Rohrer

“I believe there is something else

entirely going on but no single
person can ever know it,
so we fall in love.”
Matthew Rohrer

“I’m charming and
handsome. They take my pen.
I buy the poem from the garden
of bees for one euro. A touch
on the arm. A mystery word.
The sky has two faces.
For reasons unaccountable
my hand trembles.
In Roman times if they were
horrified of bees they kept it secret”
Matthew Rohrer



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