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The Survival Expo (Paperback)

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In her inventive new poems, Caki Wikinson meditates, with humor and disarming tenderness, on family, loneliness, and the seemingly endless threats of our age.

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 Expo finds music in the mundane—and hope, too, in the worlds we make to survive the world that made us.

About the Author

Caki Wilkinson received her MFA from the Johns Hopkins University and her PhD from the University of Cincinnati. Her first collection, Circles Where the Head Should Be, won the Vassar Miller Prize, selected by J. D. McClatchy. She is Associate Professor of English at Rhodes College in Memphis.

Praise For…

soon as I started reading this book, I started trying to memorize it --
the way these poems negotiate sound and sense is both incredibly
complex and seemingly effortless. The writing is wry and biting,
glorious and mournful, indelibly musical and deeply, deeply smart.
— Natalie Shapero

Product Details
ISBN: 9780892555338
ISBN-10: 0892555335
Publisher: Persea
Publication Date: June 29th, 2021
Pages: 88
Language: English