January 29 – February 12, 2021
Cody Walker was born and raised in Baltimore. He later lived in Seattle, where he served as the city’s Poet Populist. He currently teaches English and directs the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He’s the author of two full-length poetry collections: The Self-Styled No-Child (2016) and Shuffle and Breakdown (2008), both from Waywiser Press. His chapbook The Trumpiad (Waywiser, 2017) doubled as an ACLU fundraiser. He co-directs the Bear River Writers’ Conference and co-parents (with the fiction writer Polly Rosenwaike) two children and a cat.
During his stay at Good Hart, Cody plans to complete his manuscript of Mad Gardener’s Songs, a project he’s been working on for more than a decade. (The Mad Gardener’s form was invented by Lewis Carroll; examples can be found in Carroll’s Sylvie and Bruno and Sylvie and Bruno Concluded.) He also hopes to revise some of the political poems he wrote during the End Days of the Trump presidency.