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Something About a Black Scarf

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Chapbook from Oregon Book Award-winning author Matthew Dickman. Similar in tone to his full-length book All American Poem, Dickman here explores his less than ideal upbringing and his dreams for a better world - dreams always tempered by what he's seen. Free verse poems written with amazing metaphoric breadth, the unbridled optimism of a child but the deep aching of a ...more
Chapbook, 30 pages
Published 2008 by Azul Editions
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Shawn Sorensen
Feb 27, 2011 Shawn Sorensen rated it it was amazing
Matthew Dickman's work - always entertaining, always deeply-felt - works very well in chapbook format, in this 30-page offering from Azul Editions (original edition published in 2008, this one 2010). No themes get old here - I was left with an sense of loss that wouldn't go away.

The metaphors he creates are amazing in their variety, and Dickman is incredibly adroit at writing poems that vulnerable and authentic. The poems spin with creative power as they address the complexities inherent in liv
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Matthew Dickman is the author of All-American Poem, winner of the May Sarton Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the coauthor with Michael Dickman of 50 American Plays. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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