The New Yorker profiled brothers Michael and Matthew Dickman in “Couplet: A Tale of Twin Poets” (April 6, 2009)
Both brothers’s poetry appear regularly in The New Yorker
Natives of Portland, Oregon, the brothers logged many hours exploring Powell’s Books, where they acquired an obsession for contemporary poetry.
They have a “poet family”—their mother’s step-sister is Sharon Olds, and they lived with Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar on-and-off while undergraduates.
They played two of the three “Precogs” in the movie Minority Report, and gave Steven Spielberg the collection O the Chimneys by Holocaust survivor Nelly Sachs. The book appears in the end of the movie.