Joe Wilkins

"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

When We Were Birds is a finalist for the Oregon Book Award!

oba-2017It’s been a great joy, these past three and a half years, to get to know and, slowly, become part of the Oregon literary community, which is why I’m so pleased about this latest news: my most recent full-length collection of poetry, When We Were Birds, is a finalist for the 2017 Stafford/Hall Award in Poetry from the Oregon Book Awards. (And, as an added bonus, it’s wonderful to know that Major Jackson, a poet I very much admire, judged the award!)


One comment on “When We Were Birds is a finalist for the Oregon Book Award!

  1. Maryann Hurtt
    January 27, 2017

    Congrats,Joe on your nomination! Just got back from visiting my family in Oregon and read about it in the Eugene paper. Have been reading your new Environmental and Nature Writing and enjoying it. Went to Seattle AWP a few years back and tried not to bring home too many books but I did feel the need to get the Finding Abbey book. I then ran into Nate who introduced me to Sean. It’s a tiny world. By any chance, you going to D.C.? Maybe see you there. Take care,
    Maryann Hurtt

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