"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
Issue 19 of High Desert Journal, my first as nonfiction editor, is out! And the essays you’ll find inside–wow: Annie Lampman navigates the wild worlds of birds and teenage boys ; Kate Lebo picks huckleberries and recites love poems; Jonathan Rovner almost dies, again; and Sean Prentiss takes issue with Frederick Jackson Turner, offering his own “Frontier Thesis.” Check ’em out!