Caki Wilkinson

Johanna Lawshea

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 Assistant Professor of English at Rhodes College in Memphis. In Wilson’s new collection of poetry, The Wynona Stone Poems (Persea), we meet a woman who’s on track to lose her job, doesn’t love the weatherman she’s sleeping with, and everything she tries (cosmetology, astrology) falls short. So she stays home making models, watching soaps, and staring down “doubt, a storm that’s never not approaching.”