About Cody Walker

Cody Walker is the author of Shuffle and Breakdown (Waywiser, 2008) and the coeditor of Alive at the Center: An Anthology of Poems from the Pacific Northwest (Ooligan, 2013).

Trophies

In The Rag-Picker’s Guide to Poetry, Rick Barot, one of the book’s contributors, offers this bit of testimony about his development as a writer: For years, what I cared about were images. If the images were exact and memorable in…

Walt Whitman, Run Down by a Train!

A few days ago, bouncing around in the Walt Whitman Archive, I happened upon a gem of an essay: “Walt Whitman’s ‘Lively Corpse’ in 1871: The American Press on the Rumor of Whitman’s Death.” The essay, written by Todd Richardson…

Citizen Alert

It feels as if everyone who’s teaching a poetry class this semester is teaching Claudia Rankine’s Citizen. (I’m sure it’s being taught in nonfiction courses, as well; it’s been nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award in both poetry…

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