“When We Were Shepherds,” a poem by Caki Wilkinson, assistant professor of English and 2003 Rhodes alumna,was published in the March 5 issue of The Nation, America’s oldest weekly magazine.
Wilkinson’s poems have won awards including the 2013 Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor’s Choice Award, the 2010 Vassar Miller Prize, and the 2008 Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. She has said that she choose to attend Rhodes as a student because of the creative writing aspect of the college’s Department of English. She now directs the department’s Creative Writing Program. View her poem on The Nation’s website.