Photo Credit: Eliana Lippman

Matthew Lippman

b. 1965

Current City, State, Country

Roslindale, Massachusetts, USA

Birth City, State, Country

United States


Matthew Lippman is the author of seven poetry collections. His book Mesmerizingly Sadly Beautiful (2020) is published by Four Way Books. It was the recipient of the 2018 Levis Prize. His next collection, We Are Sleeping With Our Sneakers On, will be published by Four Way Books in 2024. Other titles include: Salami Jew, American Chew, Monkey Bars, The New Year of Yellow, and A Little Gut Magic. He has won numerous awards for his writing including: Michener Fellow, New York State Foundation of the Arts Grant, The Kathryn A. Morton Poetry Prize, and The Jerome Shestak Poetry Prize from The American Poetry Review. He has done a TedX Talk: Music Can Save The World, as well as being featured on “All Things Considered” for his teaching of a Love Curriculum. Matthew Lippman taught High School English for 25 years.

Published Works

We Are Sleeping With Our Sneakers On (Four Way Books, 2024; winner of Levis Prize)
Mesmerizingly Sadly Beautiful (Four Way Books, 2020)
A Little Gut Magic (Nine Mile Press, 2018)
Salami Jew (Racing Form Press, 2015)
American Chew (Burnside Review Press, 2013; winner of Burnside Books Prize)
Monkey Bars (Typecast Publishing, 2010)
The New Year of Yellow (Sarabande Books, 2007;
)winner of Kathryn A. Morton Prize)

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Teachers College, Columbia University
Iowa Writers’ Workshop, University of Iowa
Hobart College

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