Poetry. THE COURIER'S ARCHIVE & HYMNAL navigates a purgatory made nearly pastoral by a necrotic vision of consumptive rivers, ghost mazes, corpsethieves, and stalkerish moons. With an exacting, halted diction, Joshua Marie Wilkinson swerves us deeper toward the source of this dark archive, stirring our courier to contemplate Basho, Beckett, Kafka, Matta-Clark in hope of materializing a "name for no becoming, stammering through wind." The result is a hypnotizing meditation of mood, mind, perdition, and image. In other words, book three of Wilkinson's No Volta pentology picks up exactly where its predecessors SELENOGRAPHY and SWAMP ISTHMUS leave off. That is to say, beyond the good myths, to a decidedly singular poetic territory "recasting the future freshly black."
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