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Poet Matthew Dickman Visits DePauw November 14

November 9, 2012

Poet Matthew Dickman "crystallizes and celebrates human contact, reminding us...that our best memories, those most worth holding on to, those that might save us, will be memories of love," noted the Los Angeles Times. Next Wednesday, November 14, Dickman will visit DePauw University as a guest of the James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series. The public is invited to a free 7:30 p.m. reading in Thompson Recital Hall, located within the Green Center for the Performing Arts.

Dickman's first book, All-American Poem, was selected for the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize and his second collection, Mayakovsky's Revolver, was just published last month.

Dickman has received the May Sarton Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Kate Tufts Award from Claremont College, the 2009 Oregon Book Award, and two fellowships from Literary Arts of Oregon. He has also received residencies and fellowships from the Michener Center for Writers, the Vermont Studio Center, and The Lannan Foundation.

Writing for the Huffington Post, Bobby Elliott declared, "if Billy Collins was our last public poet, perhaps it is Matthew Dickman that will emerge as our next, which would be a blessing."

The James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series was established in 1998 with gifts from Marilou Morrell Kelly, a 1955 graduate of DePauw. Learn more about the Kelly Writers Series by clicking here.

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