"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
Been a real joy to join, and be so embraced by, the writing community here at Linfield, in McMinnville, and across Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. And I’m really delighted to be part of the 5th Annual Terroir Creative Writing Festival this year. I’ll be teaching a craft class, Notes Toward Evocative Prose: What We Really Mean to Say, and doing a poetry reading with Maggie Chula, Paulann Petersen, and my wonderful colleague Lex Runciman.