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Marco Wilkinson, MFA

Antioch University Los Angeles

Marco Wilkinson is the author of Madder (Coffee House Press, 2021). His essays have appeared in Kenyon Review, Seneca Review, Terrain, Bennington Review, Taproot and elsewhere. He is the nonfiction editor of the Los Angeles Review. He has received several fellowships, including a Hemera Foundation Tending Space fellowship and writing residencies at Craigardan and the Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology. In addition to teaching in Antioch University’s MFA program, he is also a Visiting Assistant Professor at James Madison University where he teaches creative writing. Marco is also a horticulturist and has taught sustainable agriculture for many years.

Educational History

MFA in Creative Writing, Stonecoast Program at University of Southern Maine

BA in English, New York University

Madder (Coffee House Press, 2021)

“A Gardener’s Education (Animal Body),” in The Science of Story: The Brain Behind Creative Nonfiction (2020)

“A Gardener’s Education (Plant Body),” Territory, issue IX.

“Hidden Light, Wooden Ladder, Bucket of Clay, Pillar of Water,” Bennington Review, Fall/Winter 2017.

“Shepherd’s Purse,” Kenyon Review, Spring 2016.

“Self Speaking World,” Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Spring 2016.

“Some Rules for Foraging,” Taproot, Spring 2015.

“A House of Swinging Doors: This Future Life (Calvatea gigantea),” DIAGRAM 15.2, Winter 2015.

Hemera Foundation Tending Space Fellowship

Writing Fellow, Craigardan

Writing Fellow, Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology

Headshot of Marco Wilkinsonin floral shirt

Affiliate Faculty,

MFA in Creative Writing


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