Poetry Book Launch: Wonderland by Matthew Dickman — reading w/ Tina Chang

Poetry Book Launch: Wonderland by Matthew Dickman — reading w/ Tina Chang

Friday Apr 13, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway
28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street @ the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201

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“A wonderful new poetic voice writing warm and cozy visions of old Portland, Oregon. I loved it.”
—Gus Van Sant, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker

“With Wonderland, Matthew Dickman captures the vicissitudes of childhood; the mess and wildness of it all, how we are both held and discarded, the way darkness subsumes the glow and vice versa. Dickman’s poems are deft and sparkling and never cease to tear into you with their profound rawness and beauty.”
—Carrie Brownstein, star of Portlandia and author of Hunger Makes a Modern Girl



Luminous and hypnotic,
this dynamic collection explores the dark edges of childhood, violence, race, class, and masculinity, by one of the most fearless poets of his generation.


About the Readers.
Dickman, Matthew (c) Josh Tillinghast

Matthew Dickman is the author of Mayakovsky’s Revolver and 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 and Brother. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his two sons and partner.





IMG_7443 Tina Chang is the Poet Laureate of Brooklyn. The first woman named to this position, she was raised in New York City. She is the author of the poetry collections Half-Lit Houses and Of Gods & Strangers (Four Way Books) and co-editor of the anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond (W.W. Norton, 2008) along with Nathalie Handal and Ravi Shankar. Her poems have appeared in American Poet, McSweeney’s, Ploughshares, The New York Times among others.