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Following his debut collection, THE NEW YEAR OF YELLOW (Sarabande, 2007), Matthew Lippman takes his unmistakable style of poetry through the next evolution. MONKEY BARS reveals a father’s “dollar driven” panic––concern about his children growing up in a world without bees and libraries but with too many overmedicated Americans––one where Warren Buffett is the only person w ...more
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Typecast Publishing
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This is an interview I did on blogcritics.org with Matthew about this book, and his life.

Boston dad reveals his secrets of literary success
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There's this wicked cool guy in Boston who just doesn't give up on his dream. Matthew Lippman went from outcast to celebrated author of The New Year of Yellow that won the Kathryn A. Morton poetry prize. Now he is promoting his new book of poetry Monkey Bars, all the while teaching teenagers and raising babies. How does he do it? Let's ask him
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Monkey Bars, Matthew Lippman’s second collection, is poetry about real life for those living real life. Lippman’s poems, at once playful and epic, delightful and tragic, are interested in uncovering the truth and multiplicity of the contemporary human experience, the seemingly benign and unpoetic. This is poetry that promises to interrogate what we see and its relationship to reality, to probe the importance of stillness, the
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Matthew Lippman is the author of three poetry collections, AMERICAN CHEW, (Burnisde Review Press, 2013), which won the Burnside Review Book Prize, MONKEY BARS (Typecast Publishing) and THE NEW YEAR OF YELLOW (Sarabande Books), winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Poetry Prize. www.matthewlippman.com
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