"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
Pleased to see that my essay “Eleven Kinds of Sky,” which was originally published in Orion Magazine and built of snippets from my memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers, earned a notable nod in Best American Essays 2013, edited by Robert Atwan and Cheryl Strayed.