semanticsblack at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 5 07:54:19 EDT 2010
Do you know where I could order or buy a copy of Matthew Dickman's poems? I am always interested in poets like this to share with my Creative Writing class, as I think these are the guys that need to be celebrated more than anyone else today. Thank you. Sheila Black
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From: jforjames at aol.com <jforjames at aol.com>
Subject: [New-Poetry] Dickman
To: new-poetry at wiz.cath.vt.edu
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2010, 7:47 PM
While the poet opted to read his non-published works, he promised that his last set would be excerpts from “All-American Poem.” These were also well received by the audience, especially “V,” a humorous tale of his thoughts about a girl who wore a shirt saying “Talk Nerdy To Me.” In
“Dear Space,” Dickman mused about wanting to be a superhero for a girl. While it stressed feelings of love and desire, listeners couldn’t help but laugh at the idea of an invisibility suit made of tin foil and plastic wrap.
Dickman opened the floor for questions in the final minutes of the reading, and informed the audience that he was working on a new manuscript for another book sometime next year.
Before leaving, he told the audience one last important lesson for anyone who was single.
His careful instructions were to get the poem ‘‘Having a Coke with You’’ by Frank O’Hara, then buy two cans of Coke and place them and the poem on the doorstep of the one admired. After knocking on the door, run away and hide, but still be nearby once the person reads the poem.
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