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Poetry at Literati: Cody Walker

Literati is pleased to welcome Cody Walker back to Literati in support of his third collection, The Trumpiad. All of the author's proceeds will be donated to the ACLU.

The new U.S. president doesn’t read books, but for everyone else, there’s Cody Walker’s The Trumpiad, a blistering and hilarious take on America’s political collapse. Key Difference: I wouldn’t lump / Trump / in with Hitler and Mussolini. / Trump’s hands are littler. (They’re teeny.) The Trumpiad will be published on April 29th 2017, which, if no one manages to stop him, will mark Trump’s 100th day in office.

"Cody Walker is smart and funny. And this book is smart, funny, musical, and angry. I love this poetic takedown of the orange mess that we have as president. You’ll love it, too, and you’ll be supporting the ACLU." – Sherman Alexie

Cody Walker is the author of The Self-Styled No-Child (Waywiser, 2016) and Shuffle and Breakdown (Waywiser, 2008). His poems have appeared in The New York Times, The Yale Review, Slate, Salon, and The Best American Poetry (2015 and 2007); his essays have appeared online in The New Yorker and the Kenyon Review. The former Poet Populist of Seattle, he now lives with his family in Ann Arbor, where he directs the creative writing minor at the University of Michigan. His new collection, The Trumpiad (Waywiser, 2017), will be released in April.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Literati Bookstore
124 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104