"Joe Wilkins has a big, true, highway-running American voice. When you see a new book of his, you should celebrate. Just buy it, put down the window, and let the music blow back your hair. It's nothing but alive." – Luis Alberto Urrea
Just heard this morning that my poem “Notes from the Journey Westward,” which originally appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, was chosen for inclusionin Best New Poets 2009 by National Book Award-finalist Kim Addonizio.
My poem “How to Bring Down Rain” was featured in Best New Poets 2006 as well, and I’m delighted to have another poem chosen for the series!