Caki Wilkinson | Assistant Professor
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Caki Wilkinson is the author of the poetry collection Circles Where the Head Should Be, which won the 2010 Vassar Miller Prize. A graduate of Rhodes, she earned her MFA at The Johns Hopkins University and her PhD at the University of Cincinnati. Before joining the Rhodes English department, she taught at The University of the South and helped run the Sewanee Writers′ Conference. Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry, Yale Review, and other venues. Vita (pdf)


Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati, 2011
M.F.A., Poetry, Johns Hopkins University, 2006
B.A., cum laude, English, Phi Beta Kappa, Rhodes College, 2003


English 200 - Introduction to Poetry Writing: Form, Theory, Workshop
English 300 - Intermediate Poetry Workshop: Form

Selected Publications

Circles Where the Head Should Be. Denton, TX: University of North Texas Press, 2011.

"Outtakes." Subtropics. 13 (2012): 41-2.
"Wynona′s Dead Friend Nancy." Subtropics. 13 (2012): 43-4.
"Genealogy." The Oxford American. (Fall 2010): 71.
"Bildungsroman." Sewanee Theological Review. 53.4 (2010) 435-7.