Matthew Dickman is the author of All-American Poem, winner of the May Sarton Award from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. With his twin brother, the poet Michael Dickman, he is the coauthor of 50 American Plays. He lives in Portland, Oregon. (Author photo by Ian Orion)
"Matthew Dickman is a Postmodern Orpheus, whose persuasive voice can make trees walk and dance. In Mayakovsky's Revolver, the poet takes us breathlessly with him ... to the Underworld, seeking his lost brother, finding the demons of his mean childish self along the way. The poems are provocative, haunting, and filled with the simultaneously sweet and harsh light of discovery."
"[In Mayakovsky's Revolver], gravity is partner to levity, melancholy runs neck and neck with whimsy. That combination of introspection with exuberance truly defines this poet and these welcoming, unforgettable poems."
W. W. Norton