Michael Dickman: Michael Dickman is the winner of the 2010 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets for his second collection, Flies. His first book, The End of the West, was published in 2009. He has received fellowships from the Michener Center for Writers, the Fine Arts Work Center, and the Vermont Studio Center. His poems are regularly published in The New Yorker, and his work has appeared widely, including in The American Poetry Review, Field, Tin House, and Narrative Magazine. He was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and now teaches poetry at Princeton University.
Matthew Dickman: Matthew Dickman grew up in Portland, Oregon with his twin brother Michael. His first book, All-American Poem, won numerous prizes including the APR/Honickman First Book Prize, Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and Oregon Book Award. He has earned fellowships from The Michener Center for Writers, The Vermont Studio Center, and The Fine Arts Work Center. His poems have appeared in Tin House, McSweeney's, Ploughshares, and The New Yorker, among others. W.W. Norton & Co. will publish his second book in 2012. Matthew lives in Portland where he writes and works as an editor at Tin House.