"formally agile and wildly musical - read[s] like a record of what happens when a voice is turned inward ... only to erupt in a lexicon, style, and poetry all its own." William Brewer, author of I Know Your Kind
"Salyer pounds words and syntax like an opponent in the ring ... you may need to take a stool and let the corner medic attend to you." The Colorado Review
"knotted, gnarled, yet at times recklessly tender, [his work] is, as we are, tied alive and writing to the page." Patrick James Errington, author of Glean
ACCLAIM
"full of kinetic wit, muscular diction, virtuosic syntax, and impeccable timing. I know of no poet who can deliver an idea and an expletive as deftly, as elegantly ... shouldering and attending to 'the burden of grace.'" John Hennessy, author of Coney Island Pilgrims
 
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books

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LAMBKIN

Komma pamphlet series #19. "The embers of Salyer's vigorous poems linger long after his elegaic wildfire has been swept away, haunting readers with the spark and shadow of dignified epic formulae and disquieting linguistic landmines." (The Charles River Journal)

RAVAGE & SNARE

 

"A songbook of immigration, family lore, and self-invention. Ravage & Snare seems to have been perpetual from the moment of its composition ... with its priestly humanity and demotic heartiness, this is the debut of a considerable talent." (Pen and Anvil Press)

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forthcoming

Year One: A Novel 

 
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selected work & press

 
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about

MATTHEW CAREY SALYER
works as an associate professor at West Point. His writing and scholarship appears widely in print. He lives in The Bronx.
 
 

contact

address

matthewcareysalyer@gmail.com

 

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