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Matthew Lippman is the author of Monkey Bars, released by Typecast Publishing in October 2010. His previous book, The New Year of Yellow, won the Kathryn A. Morton Poetry Prize and was published by Sarabande Books in 2007. He is the recipient of a Michener Poetry Fellowship and a New York Fine Arts Grant.

Matthew teaches English and Creative Writing to high school students at Beaver Country Day School in the greater Boston area, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

Interview: PIF Magazine
Interview: Bookslut

View the book trailer for Matthew Lippman’s new book, Monkey Bars

"Monkey Bars reveals a father’s “dollar driven” panic––concern about his children growing up in a world without bees and libraries but with too many overmedicated Americans­­––one where Warren Buffett is the only person with any money.

Despite the litany of worries, Monkey Bars reveals a deep awe for the human spirit and doesn’t hesitate to offer laugh-out-loud moments, as in “Dewey Decimaling,” where the narrator suggests morose librarians wary of their future should “drink more beer before work,” "Survive and manage your personal loan" and, “no one should wear a bra.”