Michael Dickman is the author of three books of poems, The End of the West (2009), Flies (2011, Winner of the James Laughlin Award), and Green Migraine (2015), and co-author, with his twin brother, of a book of plays, 50 American Plays (2012) and a book of poems, Brother (2016). He lives in Princeton, New Jersey, where he is on the faculty at Princeton University.
MFOB FEATURED BOOKS: Green Migraine
“My master plan is happiness,” writes Michael Dickman in his wonderfully strange third book, Green Migraine. Here, imagination and reality swirl in the juxtaposition between beauty and violence in the natural world. Drawing inspiration from the verdant poetry of John Clare, Dickman uses hyper-real, dreamlike images to encapsulate, illustrate, and illuminate how we access internal and external landscapes. The result is nothing short of a fantastic, modern-day fairy tale.