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Poetry: Joshua Marie Wilkinson

The Easement

The street’s black with drifted snow
& it’s what’s to fold night around, the hunger
of the motel sleeper
the entaxied talker searching for
a good curb to piss at in shadow—
some laughter under owls, some
old gas station in Las Cruces returning
a dumb fighter in love to another one loved
now elsewhere, & better.

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Two films by Joshua Marie Wilkinson: “Shimoda’s Tavern” and “Fred Moten”

These films were originally screened as part of the panel titled “Ecopoetics of Film” at the 2013 Conference on Eco-poetics at U.C. Berkeley. Other participants were Forrest Gander, Peter Burghardt, and Rusty Morrison.

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Barbara Claire Freeman interviews Joshua Marie Wilkinson

Born and raised in Seattle, Joshua Marie Wilkinson is the author of five books, and the editor of several projects: The Volta, Letter Machine Editions, as well as two anthologies from University of Iowa Press. In 2011, IndiePix Films released his first movie, a feature-length documentary about the band Califone called Made a Machine by Describing the Landscape. His most recent book is Selenography (Sidebrow Books 2010), which is the first work in a five-book sequence called the No Volta pentalogy. Swamp Isthmus (Book 2) and The Courier’s Archive & Hymnal (Book 3) are forthcoming from Black Ocean and Sidebrow Books in 2013 and 2014, respectively. He lives in Tucson, where he teaches at the University of Arizona.

Barbara Claire Freeman is a literary critic and professor of literature who has recently turned her full attention to writing poetry. Formerly an Associate Professor of English at Harvard, she teaches creative writing in the Rhetoric Department at U.C. Berkeley. Incivilities, her first collection of poems, was published by Counterpath Press in November, 2009; a chapbook, St. Ursula’s Silence, was published by Instance Press in 2010. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in A Public Space, Agriculture Reader, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Forklift, Ohio, Jacket, Seattle Review, and Volt, among others.

A poem by Joshua Marie Wilkinson follows the interview.
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