The Manchester Writing School at Manchester Met, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and Faber & Faber are delighted to present special guests Michael and Matthew Dickman, launching their dual-authored volume of poems, Brother.
The multi-award winning Dickman twins are from America's outstanding generation of younger poets. Their poetry lives take different expression. Matthew writes with the ebullience of Frank O'Hara, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac; Michael with the control of William Carlos Williams and Emily Dickinson. But they are unified by the unflinching, remarkable verse they wrote when their older brother took his own life. It is these moving, grieving but life-affirming poems that solely comprise this dual-authored volume.
Manchester Writing is a series designed to explore the techniques authors use and choices they make when writing, and debate issues arising from their work. Michael and Matthew will be reading from and talking about their work and in conversation answering questions from the audience. Drinks will be available to purchase from the bar, and there’ll be a special bookstall, with signing after the event.
Date: Tuesday 14th June 2016
Time: 7.00pm (venue open from 6.30pm)
Entry: FREE: reserve seats via EventBrite.
Venue: The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill, Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY
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