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 Lands on the Oregonian’s Summer Reads List

When We Were Birds has landed on The Oregonian’s Summer Reads List, alongside heavy hitters like Tyehimba Jess, Tracy Daugherty, Sue Monk Kidd, Alexandra Fuller, and others! Here’s a bit … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Oregon Book Awards

So pleased to be able to say that last night When We Were Birds won the Stafford/Hall Prize in Poetry from the Oregon Book Awards. It was a lovely evening, … Continue reading

April 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

Big News

The link is behind a paywall at Publishers Marketplace, but here are the important details: Little, Brown just bought my novel! And the next one after that! “National Magazine Award … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

New Poems at The Southern Review and Poetry Daily

Just doing a little catching up: my poem “In His Previous Life as a Camas Lily,” published in the winter issue of the always wonderful The Southern Review, was featured … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

It’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 … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

Environmental and Nature Writing

Finally, as I catch up on things that passed me by in the rush of this last fall semester, I’m really excited to see that Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writer’s Guide and … Continue reading

December 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Story at Blood Orange Review

So pleased the good folks at the Blood Orange Review took a chance on the this strange, broken story, which features these very cool hover-over footnotes!

December 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Poem at The Missouri Review

So late with this, but wanted to share a recent poem, “Explain: Extinct,” which was up at The Missouri Review‘s Poem of the Week feature this last fall.

December 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Essays in Orion and Riverteeth

I’ve got new essays in recent issues of Orion and Riverteeth. Both grow out of our time down on the Rogue, time which seems to matter more and more as the … Continue reading

December 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Another Essay in The Sun

I’m late getting this up, but I have an essay, “Dry Season“–all about landscape, choice, and generations–in the October issue of The Sun. You can only read a selection online, … Continue reading

December 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

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