Lycoming College English Department to host award-winning poet

Lycoming College English Department to host award-winning poet

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The Lycoming College English Department will welcome award-winning poet Matthew Dickman for a reading on Monday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Clarke Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Dickman is the poetry editor of Tin House magazine. He is the author of two chapbooks, "Amigos" and "Something about a Black Scarf." His first book, "All-American Poem," won the Honickman First Book Prize.

His poems have appeared in McSweeny's Ploughshares, The Believer, The London Review of Books, Narrative Magazine and The New Yorker, among others. "50 American Plays," a book of poem-plays co-written with twin brother and poet Michael Dickman, will be available later this month from Copper Canyon. His third book, "Mayakovsky's Revolver," will be released by Norton this fall.

Dickman is the recipient of the May Sarton Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Kate Tufts Award, and the 2009 Oregon Book Award from Literary Arts of Oregon. He has also been honored with writing fellowships from the Michener Center, Vermont Studio Center, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.

Dickman lives in Portland, Ore. When he is not attending a writer's residency, he works in a bakery, where he can "shape five baguettes in under three minutes."

Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.

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