Matthew Hittinger
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Pear Slip


Signed copy of my debut chapbook of poetry, winner of the 2006 Spire Press Chapbook Award. Technically out-of-print now, I have the remaining stock, so this may be one of your last chances to grab a copy!

Paperback: 20 pages
Publisher: Spire Press, Inc (December 13, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1934828009
ISBN-13: 978-1934828007
Product Dimensions: 8 x 6.2 x 0.2 inches

"Take a pear. Any pear. Divide it into sensuous surface and the idea of sensuous surface. Mix with one part philosophy and two parts jeu d'esprit. Pass the whole through a filter of buoyant affection for Cezanne, Van Gogh, Pissarro, and their everyday proliferation on posterboard and computer screen, and this is what you get: a fertile concoction of urban velocity posing as still life. Pear Slip is that wonderful thing: a sustained and disciplined act of fancy." - Linda Gregerson

"'Send me sequences of pears,' Matthew Hittinger writes, taking Wallace Stevens as a departure point for studying the world through what's at hand, the form and color of a single, sensuous fruit. These witty, pleasurable poems conjure Cezanne and Satie, Bishop and Van Gogh, fellow students of the given world's mysterious seductions -- brought, in this poet's capable hands, to the eyes and lips of the reader." - Mark Doty

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