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Novel at Home: Caki Wilkinson with Marcus Wicker & Karyna McGlynn

Join us online as we celebrate the release of


Poems by Caki Wilkinson


6:00 PM CDT

We will be welcoming author Caki Wilkinson along with poets Marcus Wicker and Karyna McGlynn for an evening of poetry!


You can pre-order your signed copies of THE SURVIVAL EXPO from Novel's website below OR stop by the store when the book releases on June 29 to pick up your copy!

About the book: 

In her inventive new poems, Caki Wilkinson 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 Caki Wilkinson:

CAKI WILKINSON is the author of two previous poetry collections, Circles Where the Head Should Be (2011), which won the Vassar Miller Prize, and The Wynona Stone Poems (2015), which won the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award from Persea Books. She is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a Tennessee Arts Commission Fellowship, and the Allen Tate Prize from the Sewanee Review. Poems from her new collection have appeared in The New YorkerThe NationKenyon Review, and many other magazines. She lives in Memphis and is an associate professor of English at Rhodes College. 


About Marcus Wicker:

MARCUS WICKER is the author of Silencer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017)—winner of the Society of Midland Authors Award—and Maybe the Saddest Thing (Harper Perennial, 2012), selected by D.A. Powell for the National Poetry Series. He is the recipient of a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship; a Tennessee Arts Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, as well as fellowships from The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and Cave Canem. Wicker’s poems have appeared in The NationThe New RepublicThe AtlanticOxford AmericanPoetry and elsewhere. He is Poetry Editor of Southern Indiana Review, and an associate professor of English at the University of Memphis where he teaches in the MFA program.


About Karyna McGlynn:

KARYNA MCGLYNN is a writer & collagist living in Memphis. Her newest poetry collection Hothouse (Sarabande Books) was a New York Times Editor's Choice. Other books include The 9-Day Queen Gets Lost on Her Way to the Execution, I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl, and Scorpionica. Her poems have recently appeared in The Kenyon Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Georgia Review, New England Review, Best American Poetry, and The Academy of American Poet’s Poem-A-Day. Karyna is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Christian Brothers University and teaches with Tennessee Young Writers Workshop. Find her at or on instagram/twitter @karynamcglynn


Event date: 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 6:00pm
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ISBN: 9780892555338
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Persea - June 29th, 2021