KTEP - El Paso, Texas

WORDS ON A WIRE: Matthew Dickman

Ben & Daniel talk with Matthew Dickman, author of the poetry collection "Mayakovsky's Revolver."  Dickman talks about how Frank O'Hara and a dream inspired the title to his newest collection.  He also explains how he got interested in poetry (a girl played a part in it), and how an old photo of beatnik poets persuaded him to pursue his interest.  Dickman also talks about starring with his twin brother (and fellow writer) Michael Dickman in the Steven Spielberg sci-fi drama, "Minority Report."

Matthew Dickman reads the Poem of the Week: "Gas Station" from "Mayakovsky's Revolver."

In this week's Poetic License, Sasha Pimentel-Chacon shares memories from her childhood and her homeland in the Philippines, and how she relates those memories to light & dark spaces in the poetic form.

Aired Feb. 17, 2013.