Cody Walker teaches English at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He's the author of two poetry collections: The Self-Styled No-Child (Waywiser, 2016) and Shuffle and Breakdown, (Waywiser, 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 The New York Times, Parnassus, Slate, The Yale Review, Poetry Northwest, The Hecht Prize Anthology, and The Best American Poetry (2015 and 2007). 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, 2013). He blogs most weeks for the Kenyon Review.
Walker's third collection, The Trumpiad, will be published by Waywiser on April 29, 2017 (the last of Trump's first 100 Days). All proceeds will be donated to the ACLU. From the book’s back cover:
“Cody Walker is smart and funny. And this book is smart, funny, musical, and angry. I love this poetic takedown of the orange mess that we have as president. You’ll love it, too, and you’ll be supporting the ACLU.” - Sherman Alexie