"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
Couldn’t be happier to report that my story “Say,” originally published in The Sun (and nominated as well by former Pushcart Prize-winner and at-large editor Jennifer Lunden–thank you!), won a 2015 Pushcart Prize and will appear in The Pushcart Prize Anthology XXXIX alongside the likes of Karen Russell, Ellen Bryant Voigt, D. A. Powell, Louise Glück, Philip Levine, Russell Banks, Edward Hoagland, Rick Bass, Mary Szybist, and many other amazing writers.