About Matthew Dickman, Michael Dickman, Mark Strand
The twin brother of poet Michael Dickman, poet Matthew Dickman grew up in Lents, a working-class suburb of Portland, Oregon. He earned a BA at the University of Oregon and an MFA at the University of Texas-Austin’s Michener Center.
Dickman’s debut collection, All American Poem (2008), was chosen by Tony Hoagland for the American Poetry Review’s Honickman First Book Prize and also won the 2009 Oregon Book Award for Poetry. He has received the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, the American Academy of Arts and Science’s May Sarton Poetry Prize, as well as residencies and fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Vermont Studio Center, Literary Arts of Oregon, and the Lannan Foundation. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Mark Strand’s honors include the Bollingen Prize, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, a Rockefeller Foundation award, and fellowships from The Academy of American Poets, the MacArthur Foundation,and the Ingram Merrill Foundation. He served as Poet Laureate of the United States and is a former Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. He taught at Johns Hopkins University and on the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.