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Celebration of the Literary Arts: Matthew Dickman Reading

April 14, 2021

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Campus: Virtual
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Award-winning poet, Matthew Dickman, will be reading from his latest work and answering audience questions. Click the link to register for the event! https://DMACC.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ifq6NjDgR7iDuFAWAsbSCQ

Matthew Dickman was raised by his mother in the Lents neighborhood of Southeast Portland along with his sister Elizabeth and twin brother, the poet Michael Dickman. After studying at Portland Community College and the University of Oregon, he earned an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin’s Michener Center. He was the recipient of a 2009 Oregon Book Award and a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow. Dickman is the author of three full length collections, All American Poem, which won the 2008 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry, Mayakovsky's Revolver, and Wonderland; and co-author, with Michael Dickman, of 50 American Plays and Brother. He is also the author of four chapbooks: 24 Hours, Wish You Were Here, Amigos, and Something About a Black Scarf. Currently, he teaches in the Vermont College of Fine Arts low-residency MFA program and write advertisements for a living. He lives in London, United Kingdom with his partner and two children.

Kazim Ali was born in the United Kingdom and has lived transnationally in the United States, Canada, India, France, and the Middle East. His books encompass multiple genres, including the volumes of poetry Inquisition, Sky Ward, winner of the Ohioana Book Award in Poetry; The Far Mosque, winner of Alice James Books’ New England/New York Award; The Fortieth DayAll One’s Blue; and the cross-genre texts Bright Felon and Wind Instrument. His novels include The Secret Room: A String Quartet and among his books of essays are the hybrid memoir Silver Road: Essays, Maps & Calligraphies and Fasting for Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual Practice. He is also an accomplished translator and an editor of several anthologies and books of criticism. After a career in public policy, Ali taught at various colleges and universities, including Oberlin College, Davidson College, St. Mary's College of California, and Naropa University. He is currently a Professor of Literature at the University of California, San Diego. His newest books are a volume of three long poems entitled The Voice of Sheila Chandra and a memoir of his Canadian childhood, Northern Light.

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