Anthony DiMatteo, poet, scholar, and translator, has been secretly defending art and literature while disguised as an English professor for over thirty years at the New York Institute of Technology. His poems have recently appeared in the American Journal of Poetry, Cimarron Review, Connecticut River Review, and North Dakota Quarterly. His first book of poems Beautiful Problems reflects on the difficult ways beauty often occurs, from problems in mathematics to ethical dilemmas. His second book In Defense of Puppets explores the way we imagine things when we speak for others or they for us. A recent chapbook Fishing for Family (also from Kelsay Books) charts the experience of language from infancy to senescence. Now this third book, Secret Offices, regards a lifelong search for beauty and grace, a quest in which one never quite knows what one is doing, a realization required for moving ahead. He lives on the Outer Banks with his wife Kathleen O’Sullivan, pianist, designer, and fellow empty nester.
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Paperback: 130 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (March 10, 2023)