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Poetry: Michael Dickman, End of the West

Film, stage, TV actor and musician Michael Cerveris reads the title work from a collection by poet Michael Dickman.

Michael Dickman was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. His books of poems, The End of the West and Flies were published by Copper Canyon Press in 2009 and 2011. His forthcoming book, co-written with Matthew Dickman, is called 50 American Plays and will be published by Copper Canyon Press in 2012. He lives and works in Princeton, New Jersey.

Michael Cerveris is a Tony Award winning actor and musician. Broadway appearances include Sweeney Todd, Assassins, Cymbeline, Hedda Gabler, Titanic, LoveMusik and Tommy as well as Hedwig and the Angry Inch Off Broadway and in London's West End. He currently appears as The Observer in JJ Abrams FRINGE for Fox television and as Marvin Frey in HBO's TREME, which films in New Orleans, his second home. Michael toured the US and UK as punk rock icon Bob Mould's guitarist and his own debut album, Dog Eared, is currently available.


New River Dramatists


A program of stories, plays, and poetry co-produced with New River Dramatists.

New River Dramatists, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, is a not-for-profit project that distinguishes itself in that it is looking for writers to assist, not works to produce. Engaging writers on the strength of their individual talents instead of the potential merit of a single piece, payment of Honoraria to all participants, the absence of casting and the commitment to process first are among many factors that, taken all together, make New River Dramatists unique.