Poetry Everywhere

"Slow Dance" by Matthew Dickman

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Matthew Dickman was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1975 and his work has been published in "The Boston Review," "The American Poetry Review," and "The New Yorker." His poems capture the intense emotions of everyday life, and he has said that he wants his poems to resonate with people in the blue-collar world he was born into and the language in poems like "Slow Dance" is clear and immediate.