Marcus Wicker

Associate Professor

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B.A. 2006, Western Michigan University
MFA 2010, Indiana University

Academic Summary

Marcus Wicker is the author of Silencer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017)—winner of the Society of Midland Authors Award—and Maybe the Saddest Thing (Harper Perennial, 2012), selected by DA Powell for the National Poetry Series. He is the recipient of a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, the Poetry Society of America’s Lyric Poetry Award, a Pushcart Prize, 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, as well as fellowships from The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Cave Canem, and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Wicker’s poems have appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Oxford American, and POETRY. He is Poetry Editor of Southern Indiana Review, a founding editor at SIR Press, and coordinator of the MFA program.


  • Silencer. Mariner/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. September 2017.
  • Maybe the Saddest Thing. HarperCollins. October 2012.

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