Matthew J. Spireng

Matt SpirengMATTHEW J. SPIRENG’s book What Focus Is was published by WordTech Communications. His book Out of Body won the 2004 Bluestem Poetry Award and was published by Bluestem Press. His chapbooks are: Clear Cut; Young Farmer; Encounters; Inspiration Point, winner, 2000 Bright Hill Press Poetry Chapbook Competition; and Just This. He was first place winner in the 2015 Common Ground Review poetry contest and is a seven-time Pushcart Prize nominee. In 2014, at age 67, Spireng, who had no siblings in his adoptive family, was united with nine living siblings in his birth mother’s family. He is seeking a publisher for his non-fiction book, Family, about his discovery.