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Cody Wilson

Local Writer 2018

About Cody Wilson

Cody Wilson teaches English in Arizona, where he lives with his wife. They are expecting their first son this summer. He has an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte, where he served as poetry editor of QU. He enjoys making things with his hands, including wooden furniture, shadow puppets, and gestures of approval or disapproval. He has recent poems published in Juked, Juxtaprose, Southampton Review and forthcoming in Emrys. 

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Book Release: Nobody is Ever Missing with Cody Wilson
Cody Wilson, Jennifer Battisti, Elizabeth Meadows, Jesse Sensibar

Date: Monday, June 4, 2018 - 6:30pm
Location: Crescent Ballroom, 302 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Type & Genre: ;

Local poet Cody Wilson reads from his newly released chapbook, Nobody Is Ever Missing Monday, June 4, 2018 in the lounge at Crescent Ballroom (302 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003) with special guests Jesse Sensibar and Jennifer Battisti.

Readings begin at 6:45pm. Book signing and frivolity after. To pre-order, visit 

Date: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 6:00pm
Location: Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Type & Genre: Generative Workshop, Presentation, Workshop; Poetry
Where do poems come from? What compels them into being? Susan Sontag tells us, “a writer is someone who pays attention to the world—a writer is a professional observer.” Wilson discusses how poetry comes from refocusing perspective, even on what seems familiar or trite. Participants will be given examples from contemporary writers as models and will then use prompted methods of discovery to generate original imagery that re-envisions the familiar into something extraordinary.