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Caki Wilkinson

Caki Wilkinson is the author of the poetry collections Circles Where the Head Should Be (University of North Texas Press, 2011), which won the Vassar Miller Prize, and The Wynona Stone Poems (Persea Books, 2015), which won the Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor’s Choice Award. Her new work has appeared in Yale Review, Nation, Crazyhorse, and other magazines. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

Mar/Apr 2019

Flyover Country

By Caki Wilkinson

Read a micro-conversation with the author here. Between Memphis and Bristol Turtletown   Cottontown   Reagantown   Trade Pigeon Forge   Coalfield   Hurricane   Gray Huntersville   Fisherville   Manlyville   Guys Static   Gentry   Difficult   Bride Shackle Island   Bone Cave   Pioneer   Swift Wartrace   Nixon   Ransom Stand   Gift Barren Plain   Nameless   Cherokee   Pope Campaign   White House   Purdy   New Hope Bugscuffle   Speedwell   Tazewell   Yell Brick Church   Hanging Limb   Burnt […]

Mar/Apr 2019

43 Sonnet

By Caki Wilkinson

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways: 1. autonomy 2. elective howl 3. showed teeth 4. used the veto 5. with hello 6. a wet economy 7. […]

Winter 2014

Via Negativa

By Caki Wilkinson

There weren’t three foxes frozen in the street. Three seemed significant; I rounded up. So when I say, We saw three foxes, blue against the ice, I mean the one […]

Winter 2014

Welcome to Pleasant Bluff

By Caki Wilkinson

It’s not unpleasant here. The chicken plants and car plants grow like plants. Here, all the spersists in yards still plugging past elections and latticed propane tanks. Here, names (like […]

Jocks

By Caki Wilkinson

The back row in American History, already wearing away uniforms under our warm-ups, popping purple gum, some of us in lipstick stolen from our mothers, others mistaken for our younger […]