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).

Fundamental, and Also Fun

In Lorrie Moore’s short story “Charades,” the central character Therese recalls a conversation with her brother Andrew: Last year, at least, they had joked about their upbringing. “I scarcely remember Dad reading to us,” she’d said. “Sure he read to us,”…

Their Aim Is Just Off

We all have our people: writers or singers or actors or comedians who shaped us and sustained us and to whom we remain loyal, because to forget them would be to forget ourselves (our sixteen-year-old selves, our twenty-two-year-old selves). A…

Ha, Ha

Last week I bought a book because of its epigraph. The book is Joshua Ferris’s To Rise Again at a Decent Hour; the epigraph is “‘Ha, ha’ – Job 39:25.” What a perfect collision: three words—boom! I was jealous of Ferris…

The Future, The Present, The Past

So, 2150 looks to be a terrible year. We’ll still be ordering plastic junk and inadvertently killing one another. But at least irony will survive! As will a trace of sweetness. Both qualities may be found in this South Korean short…

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