Cody Walker is the author of two full-length poetry collections, The Self-Styled No-Child and Shuffle and Breakdown, and the co-editor of Alive at the Center: Contemporary Poems from the Pacific Northwest. He was elected Seattle Poet Populist in 2008, and in 2009 he began teaching classes in poetry and fiction at the University of Michigan. His poems have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Slate, Parnassus, The Yale Review, Salon, and The Best American Poetry; his essays have appeared online in The New Yorker and the Kenyon Review. His 2017 chapbook The Trumpiad doubled as a fundraiser for the ACLU. He lives with his family in Ann Arbor, where he directs the U-M’s Creative Writing Sub-concentration and Creative Writing Minor.