Lug Your Careless Body out of the Careful Dusk
a poem in fragments | Winner of the 2005 Iowa Poetry Prize


University of Iowa Press | February 2006

Like the precisionist photographs of Charles Sheeler, Wilkinson's
delightful lyric fragments are notable for their wit and pathos,
their exactitude and wry self-irony. His tales of displacement
are verbal equivalents of Sheeler's realistic--yet wholly surreal--
images: we respond to these settings and situations with a shock
of recognition, especially since Wilkinson's control of sound
and visual prosody displays a nearly perfect pitch. A very
sophisticated and original book!
—Marjorie Perloff

Reviewed in American Poet | The Bloomsbury Review |
Boston Review | Cold Front | Colorado Review |
Poetry Northwest | Rain Taxi | Stride
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