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.
Joshua Marie Wilkinson is the author of SELENOGRAPHY (with Polaroids by Tim Rutili), SWAMP ISTHMUS, THE COURIER'S ARCHIVE & HYMNAL, and MEADOW SLASHER. He has edited five anthologies (of poems, essays, conversations, and poetics); directed a movie about Califone with Solan Jensen called Made a Machine by Describing the Landscape; edits a journal called The Volta, with Afton Wilky; and runs a small press called Letter Machine Editions, with Noah Eli Gordon. Born and raised in Seattle, he's lived in Slovakia, Chicago, Denver, Dublin, and now makes his home in Tucson, where he teaches at the University of Arizona.
Author City: TUCSON, AZ USA