Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Portland Poets in the National Spotlight

Two home-grown poets are on a roll these days. Twins Matthew and Michael Dickman are profiled in this week's issue of The New Yorker (April 6, 2009). They were raised by a single mom in the Lents neighborhood and currently live in Portland. Matthew is winner of the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize, selected by poet Tony Hoagland. The Honickman Prize includes publication of the winning book by Copper Canyon Press. That book, which we have in the store, is All-American Poem. Coincidentally, Michal's first collection of poems, The End of the West, was also published by Copper Canyon Press. And, not too coincidentally, we also have this book in stock. Speaking of poetry, don't forget that we're in the midst of our Annual Poetry Sale, which means that you could buy one of these books for full price and get the other one for half price! What a deal! To read more about Michael and Matthew Dickman, check out these articles by Jeff Baker of the Oregonian and John Marshall of the Seattle PI.

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