Michael Dickman was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. His poems regularly appear in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Field, and elsewhere. He is the author of two books of poems, The End of the West, and Flies, which won the James Laughlin Award.
Published by Fivehundred places, founded in 2012 by Jason Dodge. On the cover of each book is a dead scissor by Paul Elliman.