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We will write drafts of new poems while we explore, in meditation and thought exercises, our inner selves: the child, adult, and spiritual voice in our work. The class will begin with a conversation about what poetry means to us and move from there into our greater exploration of the day.
Matthew Dickman is the author of All-American Poem (American Poetry Review/ Copper Canyon Press, 2008), 50 American Plays (co-written with his twin brother Michael Dickman, Copper Canyon Press, 2012), and Mayakovsky’s Revolver (W.W. Norton & Co, 2012). He is the recipient of The Honickman First Book Prize, The May Sarton Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Kate Tufts Award from Claremont College, and the 2009 Oregon Book Award from Literary Arts of Oregon. Dickman is the Poetry Editor of Tin House Magazine. He lives in Portland, Oregon.