"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 after issue, I just love The Southern Review. For my money, it might be the best read out there. And the new issue rocks: Kevin Prufer, Malachi Black, Susan Blackwell Ramsey, Stephen Dixon, Albert Goldbarth, Alison Townsend–just stellar stuff. So pleased one of my newest poems, “My Son Asks for the Story About When We Were Birds,” is among such fine company.