Michael Dickman is the author of The End of the West (Copper Canyon, 2009) and Flies (2011), which won the James Laughlin Award for the most outstanding second book by an American poet. Together with his brother, the poet Matthew Dickman, he is the co-author of 50 American Plays. Dickman has received fellowships from the Michener Center, the Fine Arts Work Center, the Vermont Studio Center, and Princeton University. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Field, Tin House, Narrative Magazine and others. He has been profiled in Poets & Writers and, alongside his brother, in The New Yorker.