Poet of the week, Kristen Orser, writes: "Nicole Wilson's work asks strange questions. It asks those questions that creep up on you when you are starting to sleep or starting to wake, when you are between, and the world is blurry. In this way, Wilson's work is wondrous. She gives uncertainty as a twin to knowledge and works out formulas for the many ways knowing and unknowing happen all at once. As a reader of Wilson's work, I am stunned by what is packed into the space of her poems; and how, with all that packing, there is breathing, white space, room to spread out and think alongside the words as they happen. Perhaps that is the merit of Wilson's work: it's happening. It is living in the world—in the difficulty of coming to think and say something clearly—and in the presence of the reader. It is all very instant, very playful and difficult. "
Riding the rails.