"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
The inaugural issue of Tupelo Quarterly is live, and, wow, it’s a stunner, beginning with editor Jessamyn Smyth’s foreword. I couldn’t be more please to have two poems, “Trotline” and “Eat Stone and Go On,” included, as well as a very generous editor’s feature, Spikes & Rivers: The Work of Joe Wilkins.