"Wow, someone broke into the Academy of American Poetry and opened a big window called Matthew Dickman, and through that window is blowing so much fresh air, full of earthy new smells and scenery from far-off climates. Already American poetry seems like a healthier place to live; a place with better light, more love, more oxygen and honesty. Dickman is big news. He is a lifeboat full of champagne and asthma inhalers; and his abundant talent and indie-rock spirit are humanizing and reviving American poetry. His work will make you love poetry again,"
Tony Hoagland, on Mayakovsky’s Revolver by Matthew Dickman (W.W. Norton, 2012).