"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
I have two poems in the current issue of High Desert Journal, the beautifully-designed literary journal out of Bend, Oregon. Lots of great stuff in this issue, including an essay by Amy Irvine and a poem by Brandon Schrand.
And here’s a bit about HDJ from their website:
High Desert Journal is a literary and visual art magazine dedicated to further understanding the people, places and issues of the interior West. Its pages help define this region in literary and artistic terms, and represent a collection of work that charts the changes of a distinctive, unique region. High Desert Journal is one of the first publications to give readers another way to understand and think about the high desert: through the stories and images that spring from the memories and imaginations of writers and artists.