"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
As an undergrad at Gonzaga University, I always thought of the annual Get Lit! Festival as the main event in the Spokane literary scene. So I’m pretty much beyond excited to be headed back to Spokane as part of the Get Lit! 2013 lineup, which features luminaries like Joyce Carol Oates, Major Jackson, and David Shields, as well as my mentors from graduate school, Kim Barnes and Robert Wrigley.