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).

Milo Forever

One of the nice but sort of odd things about being a KR blogger is that I can write about nearly anything I want. If I find myself at a great reading—listening to, say, Jamaal May, or Antonya Nelson, or…

Doctorow

I picked up a first edition of E. L. Doctorow’s Lives of the Poets last summer in a small town in northern Michigan. I had followed a sign pointing to a bookstore—a bookstore that turned out to be a room…

James Tate: A Coda

In the spring of 1991, after a series of aimless months in Baltimore, I was getting ready to move: either to Seattle or to Fayetteville, Arkansas, for graduate school. I couldn’t decide. Flipping through The New Yorker Book of Poems,…

Midsummer, Memory

What do you remember from age four and a half? Anything? Most of my memories begin around age five—and even those are few and fleeting. My earliest memory is one that I’ve never written about: it feels too central to…

Pure Applesauce

When President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, I wrote a silly jingle to commemorate the moment. Today, the Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the law; in a dissenting opinion, Antonin Scalia resorted to…

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