Cody Walker


Artist’s Statement

Who has my ear?
Edward Lear.
Who has my heart?
Let’s not start.
Who has my power of attorney?
That guy on that gurney.
Who has my back?
This train track.

So It Rolls

He’s intellectual, but—how can I say this?—
She says she won’t leave him for reasons sexual, but
in effect she will.

Cody Walker is the author of three poetry collections: The Trumpiad (2017), The Self-Styled No-Child (2016), and Shuffle and Breakdown (2008), all from Waywiser. His poems have appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Best American Poetry; his essays have appeared online in The New Yorker and The Kenyon Review. He lives and teaches in Ann Arbor.