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Front of Ponce Hall from the southeast - taken on a sunny day.

Writers in Residence

Caki Wilkinson, Poetry Reading 

Tuesday, Oct 26

Time: 6:00 PM 

Location: Flagler Room

Ticket Price: Free and Open to the Public 

Book cover for The Survival Expo by Caki Wilkinson
Caki Wilkinson
Caki Wilkinson

In her third collection, Caki Wilkinson steers us into flyover country―from its gun shows and high school gyms to the gates of Graceland―as she explores the relationship between fear and self-protection, both the ways we weather the past and how we carry it with us. Through an array of voices and forms, The Survival Expofinds music in the mundane―and hope, too, in the worlds, we make to survive the world that made us.

Caki Wilkinson is the author of two previous collections, Circles Where the Head Should Be, which won the Vassar Miller Prize, and The Wynona Stone Poems, which won the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award. A former Ruth Lilly Fellow, her recent poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Kenyon Review, Yale Review, and many other magazines. She lives in Memphis, TN, and teaches at Rhodes College.