Saturday, September 27, 2008
The Dickman Brothers
Did you read about them in Poets and Writers? (For the life of me I don't know why they haven't put this story on their website.) They are twin brothers, Michael and Matthew, and they grew up in the Lents neighborhood of Portland, Oregon (you really need to read the story about them in the September/October Issue of Poets & Writers--it's the issue with Billy Collins on the cover. Go out right now and buy it). Anyway, both of them have books forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. I am SO excited about their work. Here's one by Michael called We Did Not Make Ourselves, recently in The New Yorker. I like how this poem makes me feel--light in the head and heart, but satisfied, too--like reading Neruda but more toothsome--like if Neruda had been a Beat? Anyway, I like! What do you think?