About Cody Walker

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

The Mad Realtor’s Song

This is my two hundredth post for this blog, and I had planned to mark that milestone by writing about John Berryman. It’s his birthday today—a birthday we should celebrate.…

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…

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