"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
My essay “My Mother’s Story: Retold and Annotated” is featured in this year’s edition of The Briar Cliff Review, which has to be one of the most beautifully-designed and -produced literary journals in the country!