Caki Wilkinson

Caki Wilkinson

Associate Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing

Caki Wilkinson is the author of the poetry collections Circles Where the Head Should Be (UNT Press, 2011), The Wynona Stone Poems (Persea Books, 2015), and The Survival Expo (Persea Books, 2021). A graduate of Rhodes College, she earned an MFA at Johns Hopkins University and a PhD at the University of Cincinnati. Recent poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, and Kenyon Review.



The Survival Expo (Persea Books, June 2021)




The Wynona Stone Poems. Persea Books, 2015.




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


Recent Poetry Publications

“The Survival Expo,” “Georgics,” “Postscript,” and “Great American Discoveries.” Sewanee Review (Spring 2020): 265-73
“Elvis Week.” The New Yorker. Feb. 17&24, 2020: 54.
“A Supermarket in Memphis,” “One in Wins,” and “Nostos.” Sewanee Review (Winter 2020): 97-9.
“Ullage” and “Weapon Salve” Arkansas International Fall 2019: 13-14.
“Natural Wonders” and “Obstinate Gospel.”  32 Poems Vol. 7 No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2019): 15-16.
“43 Sonnet” and “Flyover Country” Kenyon Review Mar/April 2019: 38-9.
“Mansplaining Oracle.” The Yale Review Vol. 106 No. 3 (July 2018): 128.
“Juvenilia” and “Testimony.” The Hopkins Review 11.2 (Spring 2018): 273-6.
“How to Read a Broken Oracle,” “Troubleshooting,” and “Epilogue.” The Literary Review Vol. 61 No. 1 (2018): 57-60.
“When We Were Shepherds.” The Nation (5 March 2018): 30.
“Bee Song.” Southern Indiana Review Fall 2017: 31.
“Juvenilia II,” “Rite Performed with the Aid of High School Boyfriends,” and “Stick Man.” Smartish Pace Issue 23 (2017): 78-80.



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