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Marcus Wicker

Marcus Wicker is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, The Missouri Review’s Miller Audio Prize, as well as fellowships from Cave Canem and The Fine Arts Work Center. His first collection Maybe the Saddest Thing, a National Poetry Series winner, was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. Wicker’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Nation, Poetry, American Poetry Review, and Oxford American. Marcus is visiting assistant professor of English at Michigan State University and poetry editor of Southern Indiana Review. His second book, Silencer, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2017. You may learn more about Marcus on his website.

Wicker_feature Poetry

OK, so it’s true
that last week I let Andrew,
half in the bag, a little 
cuff my wrists, then
perhaps, too familiar, wing an 
around my neck . . .

Marcus Wicker
Marcus Wicker
Marcus Wicker