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by | Read by Michael Dickman

Poetry & Drama • 49 mins. • Unabridged • © 2024

This poetry collection draws, in both theme and imagery, on the minutiae of everyday life, particularly in the working-class neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon, where Michael Dickman grew up. His mother, who worked for the regional power company, has an especially strong presence, as you might expect in this largely autobiographical volume. The poems are not simple but, like all good poetry, will reward repeated listenings. The author's performance is clear and modestly expressive, although a deeper emotionalism would not do the work any harm. Yes, the poetry stands on its own quite well, but our appreciation of it would be increased by a greater sense of the author's intentions. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2024]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593824900 $7.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593824917 $28.50

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