"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
Very pleased to see that my second collection of poems, Notes from the Journey Westward, has just been named a finalist for the 2013 High Plains Book Award. Lots of big names up for the High Plains Awards this year, including Richard Ford, Louise Erdrich, David Abrams, Alan Kesselheim, and Emily Danforth.