Two times the poetry

Audience members might prepare for temporary double vision tonight when Portland poets Matthew and Michael Dickman appear in Ashland.

The identical twins speak at 7:30 p.m. at the Mountain Avenue Theatre at Ashland High School, 201 S. Mountain Ave. Tickets are $15, $12 for students, and are available at Bloomsbury Books, Bookwagon or online at

The pair began writing poetry in high school but only recently published their first books. Matthew Dickman's "All American Poem" and Michael Dickman's "The End of the West" both have won awards and praise from critics.

The New Yorker magazine profiled the brothers in April 2009.

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