Dry Creek Cafe
How to Hear a Poem
Admit it. You don't read enough poetry. Sure, sometimes it's hard to find the time, but would it help if it was read aloud to you? No eyestrain involved. What if we told you it was really good poetry? Sold yet? You should be. Tonight, three poets – Oregon natives and Michener graduates, all of 'em – share the mic tonight at BookPeople. You might recognize twins Matthew and Michael Dickman as the precogs from Minority Report, but even more impressive is their poetry: They've both been published in The New Yorker in recent months, and both have titles out from Copper Canyon Press. Michael McGriff, a childhood friend of the twins (and an old drinking buddy of ours), has a whole host of accolades under his belt, including the Stegner Fellowship and Ruth Lilly Prize; Library Journal called his recent book, Dismantling the Hills, “a powerful first collection of narratives with spark and intelligence.” All three read tonight at BookPeople at 7pm.