Joshua Marie Wilkinson is an American poet and filmmaker. He was born and raised in Haller Lake neighborhood, Seattle, Washington. His given name is Joshua Wilson; his grandmother's name was Marie Wilkinson, after whom he writes and publishes. He earned degrees in Poetry (M.F.A., University of Arizona), Film (M.A., University College Dublin), and English (PhD, University of Denver). He has also edited two anthologies for University of Iowa Press and directed a tour documentary of the band Califone.