By Michael Dickman
"Reading Michael [Dickman] is like stepping out of an overheated condominium development to be met, abruptly, via an exhilaratingly kick back gust of wind."The New Yorker
"These are lithe, probably easy poems, poems whose unusual affective strength is still even after a number of readings."The Believer
"My grasp plan is happiness," writes Michael Dickman in his splendidly unusual 3rd booklet, Green Migraine. the following, mind's eye and fact swirl within the juxtaposition among good looks and violence within the flora and fauna. Drawing thought from the verdant poetry of John Clare, Dickman makes use of hyper-real, dreamlike pictures to encapsulate, illustrate, and light up how we entry inner and exterior landscapes. the result's not anything in need of a gorgeous, modern day fairy tale.
From "Where We Live":
I used to live
in a mom now I live
in a sunflower
Blinded through the silverware
Blinded through the refrigerator
I sit down on a sidewalk
in the sunflower and its yellow
Michael Dickman is the winner of the 2010 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of yankee Poets for his moment assortment, Flies. His poems are usually released within the New Yorker. He was once born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and teaches poetry at Princeton University.
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