Poetry. Joshua Marie Wilkinson's SELENOGRAPHY finds words in want of their own life to chart an adumbrated landscape, "a good song played // too patchily / to keep / in your lungs." Side by side with full-color Polaroids by Califone's Tim Rutili, these poems traverse thought and image, object and vestige, contingency and intention, likening the haunted drift through this sounding of words to a river, "easy incomplete but it / took us / like twigs."
is a musician, filmmaker, and visual artist. He is principal songwriter, lyricist, and vocalist for Red Red Meat and Califone, bands which he founded. He is also a member of Ugly Casanova and Boxhead Ensemble. Rutili has composed music for documentary and feature films and contributed to albums by Modest Mouse, Sage Francis, and many other artists. He has directed numerous short films and music videos. His feature-film directorial debut All My Friends Are Funeral Singers
had its premier at the 2010 Sundance film festival. He lives in Los Angeles and Chicago.
Born and raised in Seattle, Joshua Marie Wilkinson is the author of several collections of poetry, including Selenography, Swamp Isthmus, Meadow Slasher, and Bad Woods, which is due out next year from Sidebrow Books. His work has appeared in Pen America, Tin House, The Believer, The Iowa Review, Poetry, and in many anthologies. With Solan Jensen, he directed a tour film about the band Califone, and with the late Noah Eli Gordon he co-wrote Figures for a Darkroom Voice. Wilkinson lives in the Pacific Northwest with the writer Lisa Wells and their son. After many years as a creative writing professor, he retrained as a psychotherapist. TROUBLE FINDS YOU is his first novel.
Author City: SEATTLE, WA USA