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“The CEO Of Happiness Speaks” By Marcus Wicker

Marcus Wicker reads his poems " To You" and "The CEO of Happiness Speaks."

"...her best friend Kim fashioned her laces into elegant bows. She did this with a smile for years." from "The CEO of Happiness" by Marcus Wicker.

“Yes. I have a pretty good idea what beauty is.  It survives all right.  It aches like an open book.  It makes it difficult to live.”  -Terrance Hayes

Marcus Wicker was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  A 2011 Ruth Lilly recipient, he has also held fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Cave Canem, and Indiana University, where he received his MFA.  His first book Maybe the Saddest Thing was selected by D. A. Powell for the National Poetry Series and is forthcoming from Harper Collins in 2012.  His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Beloit Poetry JournalNinth Letter, and Crab Orchard Review, among other journals.

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