About Cody Walker

Cody Walker's most recent book is The Self-Styled No-Child (Waywiser, 2016).

Adventures in Trumpland

What would Lewis Carroll have made of Donald Trump? In an 1875 letter to The Spectator, Carroll (or, really, Charles Dodgson, the don behind the pseudonym) lamented the ways in which the…

Donald the Ogre

W. H. Auden’s “August 1968” has been on my mind recently. The idea that a poet might compose an immediate response to a catastrophe (in this case, the Soviet invasion…

Stevie Smith

For the past several days, I’ve been lugging around Stevie Smith’s All the Poems, which came out earlier this year from New Directions. Edited by Will May, it runs 806…

Placement Test

A few days ago, at breakfast with friends, someone brought up the name of an Ypsilanti coffee shop I hadn’t thought about in a while. Oh, I thought, I wrote…

Fall Forward

In my 190-plus posts for this blog, I’ve only once thought to sing the praises of A.Word.A.Day, Anu Garg’s brilliant daily email blast. Allow me a second huzzah: A.Word.A.Day is,…

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