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  • Managing Editor, Oberlin College Press
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Education

  • MFA, University of Southern Maine
  • BA, New York University

Biography

Marco Wilkinson is an essayist and poet whose work has appeared in Seneca Review, Kenyon Review Online, Terrain, Taproot, and elsewhere.  In addition to working in publishing and teaching writing, he is also a trained horticulturist and permaculturist and is a member of the faculty of the Sustainable Agriculture program at Lorain County Community College.  His writing finds inspiration in the natural world, and he is interested in interrogating the boundaries between self and other at the heart of ecology and questioning just what "nature" and "nature writing" might mean.  He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast Program at University of Southern Maine, and a B.A. in English from New York University.

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  • Marco Wilkinson Receives Award

    May 9, 2018

    Marco Wilkinson, managing editor of the Oberlin College Press, has received a 2018 Ohio Arts Council Award for Individual Excellence for his writing.

  • Marco Wilkinson Presents on Conference Panel

    March 20, 2018

    Marco Wilkinson, managing editor of the Oberlin College Press presented at the national 2018 AWP creative writing conference. Wilkinson spoke on intersections of mindfulness, collaboration, and coexistence in the nature-writing classroom on the panel, "Beyond the Workshop Model: Innovations in the Creative Nonfiction Classroom."

  • Marco Wilkinson Receives Fellowship

    June 2, 2017

    Marco Wilkinson, managing editor at Oberlin College Press, has been awarded a Hemera Foundation Tending Space Fellowship. The Hemera Foundation provides fellowships to artists and writers to engage contemplative practice as part of their creative practice. This fellowship will allow Wilkinson to attend a workshop at Zen Mountain Monastery conducted by noted translator and writer David Hinton. The workshop will focus on Daoist roots and concepts of wilderness in early Chinese Zen practice.

  • Marco Wilkinson Receives Conference Scholarship

    April 3, 2017

    Marco Wilkinson, managing editor of Oberlin College Press and instructor in the Department of Rhetoric and Composition, has received a full scholarship to attend the Breadloaf Orion environmental writer's conference this summer.

  • Marco Wilkinson Presents

    February 20, 2017

    Marco Wilkinson, managing editor of Oberlin College Press and instructor this spring of RHET 209 Art of the Lyric Essay: Experiments in Creative Nonfiction, presented at the AWP Conference as part of the panel, "Essaying on the Edge: Teaching Alternative Forms of Nonfiction," reported on by Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies.

  • Marco Wilkinson Publishes Essay

    December 8, 2016

    Marco Wilkinson, managing editor of Oberlin College Press and instructor of RHET 307 From Nature Writing to Ecopoetics, published a lyric essay in DIAGRAM 16.4.

  • Marco Wilkinson Publishes

    May 9, 2016

    The lyric essay "Shepherd's Purse" by Marco Wilkinson, managing editor of Oberlin College Press, has been published in the May/June issue of Kenyon Review in the journal's second annual special issue dedicated to nature writing.

  • Marco Wilkinson Publishes

    March 4, 2016

    Managing Editor of Oberlin College Press Marco Wilkinson published the article "Self-Speaking World" in Assay: A Journal of Non-Fiction Studies in March.