Wicker is an assistant professor of English at USI and poetry editor of Southern Indiana Review (SIR), USI’s literary journal. He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is the recipient of a 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. He has also held fellowships from Cave Canem, the Fine Arts Work Center, and Indiana University.
Wicker earned a Master of Fine Arts from Indiana University and his first poetry book, Maybe the Saddest Thing, was recently published by Harper Collins. His work has appeared in Poetry, Beloit, Third Coast, and Ninth Letter, among other journals.
The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception and book signing.
Publications by Wicker are available for purchase at the USI Bookstore and Barnes and Noble Booksellers.
Presented by USI's College of Liberal Arts, the RopeWalk Visiting Writers Reading Series is made possible through the support of RopeWalk Writers Retreat, Southern Indiana Review, USI Society for Arts & Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Indiana Arts Commission, and USI Student Writers Union.
For more information, call Nicole Louise Reid, director of the RopeWalk Reading Series, at 812/464-1916.