Matthew Hittinger is the author of The Masque of Marilyn, The Erotic Postulate, Skin Shift, and the chapbook Pear Slip. He received his MFA from the University of Michigan's Helen Zell Writers' Program where he won a Hopwood Award. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, has been adapted into art songs; and in 2012 Poets & Writers Magazine named him a Debut Poet on their 8th annual list. Matthew lives in New York City. Website: matthewhittinger.com.