Poetry. Winner of the James Laughlin Award for the best second book by an American poet, FLIES presents an uncompromising vision of joy and devastating loss through a strict economy of language and an exuberant surrealism. Michael Dickman's poems bring us back to the wonder and violence of childhood, and the desire to connect with a power greater than ourselves. "Hilarity transfiguring all that dread, manic overflow of powerful feeling, zero at the bone—FLIES renders its desolation with singular invention and focus and figuration: the making of these poems makes them exhilarating"—James Laughlin Award citation.
Jeff Gordinier @ The New York Times Sunday Book Review
Michael Dickman is the winner of the 2010 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets for his second collection, FLIES (Copper Canyon Press,2011). His poems are regularly published in the New Yorker. He was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and teaches poetry at Princeton University.Author City: ANN ARBOR, MI USA