"A masterpiece. Lean and authentic, Fall Back Down When I Die captures what so many rural Americans on the margins are feeling; righteous anger and bitter disconnection, powerlessness and rugged pride. And yet, Wilkins has endowed his unforgettable cast of characters with humanity, gentleness, grace, and hard-won poetry. In prose as rugged and beautiful as the story’s Montana setting, Joe Wilkins has written one of the better novels I’ve read in years. An absolutely stunning book in every way.” – Nickolas Butler
Just got word Linebreak has taken my poem “Encomium: Driving Highway 49” and Cave Wall has taken “One More Time Durango” and “The Old Ways Fade and Do Not Come Back”; I’m more than pleased to have poems coming up in such fine venues!