"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
Wow. My essay “Out West,” orginally in Orion last fall, has just been nominated for a National Magazine Award (also known as an “Ellie”). And I’m up against Garrison Keillor, Mitch Albom, and Michael Pollan!