Third Man Books' Joshua Marie Wilkinson "Afterparty"
Josh says of Afterparty: "I wrote this poem as a result of falling in love with Abelardo Morell's photographs, and after being invited by Amber Tamblyn & Mindy Nettifee to read at the Getty in Los Angeles for a celebration of Morell's work. I think it's about desire, frustration, not getting it, getting away with it, and whatever's after love, because of love."
Joshua Marie Wilkinson (b. 1977, Seattle) is the author of Swamp Isthmus, The Courier's Archive & Hymnal, and Meadow Slasher (all from Black Ocean and Sidebrow Books). With Solan Jensen he directed a tour documentary about the band Califone called Made a Machine by Describing the Landscape (IndiePix 2011). He lives in Tucson, where he runs a journal called The Volta and a small press called Letter Machine Editions. He teaches at the University of Arizona, too. Learn more at his site.