Cody Walker teaches English at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His first poetry collection, Shuffle and Breakdown, was published by The Waywiser Press in 2008. His awards include the James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry from Shenandoah, the Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize from Hunger Mountain, and residency fellowships from the University of Arizona Poetry Center, the Amy Clampitt Fund, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. A longtime writer-in-residence in Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools program, he was elected Seattle Poet Populist in 2007. His work appears in Parnassus, Slate, The Yale Review, Poetry Northwest, The Hecht Prize Anthology, and The Best American Poetry (2007 and 2015). He’s the Associate Director of the Bear River Writers’ Conference and the co-editor of Alive at the Center: Contemporary Poems from the Pacific Northwest (Ooligan Press, 2013). His second poetry collection, The Self-Styled No-Child, will be published by Waywiser in 2016.
Reviews/notices of Shuffle and Breakdown: Seattle Magazine, 2008 / The Stranger, 2008 / Ann Arbor Observer, 2009 / Coldfront Magazine, 2009 / New Delta Review, 2011 / The Stranger, 2011
Poems: Verse Daily, Unsplendid, Salon, The Common, LA Times, The Monarch Review, Tampa Review, Matter, Light, Okey-Panky, and Qualm
Videos: The Comic Imagination (at New York's much-missed Philoctetes Center), a reading (at UM's Hatcher Grad Library), and another reading (at the U of Arizona Poetry Center)
A cartoon caption: The New Yorker