“My brain hums with scraps of poetry and madness.” –Virginia Woolf As writers, we are each of us part observer, part critic, part dreamer, part mad scientist: we start with an idea or image and begin our furious stitching from there. But so often our creations go unfinished: we get stuck on a particularly difficult […]
Courtney Huse Wika believes in the art of collection: overheard quotes, forgotten stories, and sometimes animals. She is the author of Perch, a chapbook of nature poetry from Anchor and Plume Press, and her creative work has appeared in Kindred, South Dakota Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, Scissors and Spackle, Backwards City Review, Paddlefish, 605 Magazine, Life on the Farm and Ranch: A South Dakota Anthology, and the Macguffin. Her collaborative work with artist Becky Grismer has also appeared in numerous juried shows and galleries in the United States. She received her BA in philosophy and English from Augustana University, her MA and PHD in English with a specialization in creative writing from the University of South Dakota, and currently teaches in the Black Hills of South Dakota.