Cody Walker

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Cody Walker (born Baltimore, Maryland, in 1967) is an American poet, essayist, and educator.


Academic studies

Walker holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, an M.F.A. from the University of Arkansas, and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.


A longtime writer-in-residence in Seattle Arts & Lectures' Writers in the Schools program,[1] he was elected Seattle Poet Populist[2] in 2007. He has been described as "Seattle's prince of the poetic one-two punch".[3] In 2009, he spent a term as the Amy Clampitt Resident Fellow [4] in Lenox, Massachusetts.

His work appears in Courtland Review, The Best American Poetry, Slate, Parnassus, Light, and The Yale Review. He currently teaches English at the University of Michigan,[5] and writes regularly for The Kenyon Review.[6]


He is a co-recipient of the 2009 Amy Clampitt Residency Award and author of the poetry collection Shuffle and Breakdown. Walker received the James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry [7] from Shenandoah in 2003 and a Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Washington in 2005. In 2010, he won Cartoon Caption Contest #226[8] in The New Yorker.



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  2. ^ Seattle Poet Populist
  3. ^ Seattle Magazine
  4. ^ Amy Clampitt Fund
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  6. ^ The Kenyon Review
  7. ^ James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry
  8. ^ The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest #226
  9. ^ The Waywiser Press

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