Marcus Wicker

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Author's Bio

Marcus Wicker was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His first book Maybe the Saddest Thing was selected by DA Powell for the National Poetry Series and is forthcoming from Harper Collins in October. The recipient of a 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, he has also held fellowships from Cave Canem, the Fine Arts Work Center, and Indiana University where he received his MFA. He will join the Creative Writing faculty at University of Southern Indiana in the fall.

Publications and Prizes

Maybe the Saddest Thing
(Harper Perennial, 2012)
Anti-, Beloit Poetry Journal, Diagram, Hayden's Ferry Review, jubilat, Los Angeles Review, Missouri Review, Muzzle, Mythium Literary Journal, Ninth Letter, Poetry, Rattle, Sou'wester
Prizes Won: 
National Poetry Series, 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, 2011

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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Ann Arbor
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Last updated: Jun 29, 2012