Michael Dickman‘s first book of poetry is The End of the West (2009) from Copper Canyon Press. He has received fellowships from the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas, the Fine Arts Work Center, and the Vermont Studio Center, and he won the 2008 Narrative Prize. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Field, Tin House, Narrative Magazine, and elsewhere.
Dickman was awarded a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton for 2009-2010. His second book of poetry, Flies, published by Copper Canyon in 2011, was awarded the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. The award honors the best second book of poetry published in any given year in the United States. He also coauthored with his twin brother Matthew Dickman the poetry collection 50 American Plays (Copper Canyon Press, 2012).
Click here to hear Michael and his brother Matthew read from their work, with an introduction by poet Kevin Young at Emory University in 2011.