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Marcus Wicker

Marcus Wicker is the author of Silencer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) — winner of the Society of Midland Authors award — and Maybe the Saddest Thing (Harper Perennial, 2012), selected by D. A. Powell for the National Poetry Series. A 2023–24 Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellow, his honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, the Poetry Society of America’s Lyric Poetry Award, a Pushcart Prize, and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, as well as fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and Cave Canem. Wicker’s poems have appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Oxford American, and Poetry.