Review of Far Enough

IMG_5872 IMG_5873A big thanks to Scott McMillion, Craig Lancaster, and, especially, Elise Atchison for a wonderful review of Far Enough in The Montana Quarterly. And it feels pretty good to be following Tom McGuane in the book review section as well!

Here’s a bit from the end of the review:

Wilkins writes about rural Montana with the same brilliance and precision as Ivan Doig or Wallace Stegner. His lyrical descriptions and evocative imagery make for a jaw-droppingly beautiful book. There is a mysterious alchemy that takes place when beautiful language is mixed with the dust and blood of hardscrabble lives. In Far Enough we are left with pure gold.

Essay in Montana Quarterly

MQ Spring 2013


Very jazzed to have an essay on wild bison and land use in the latest issue of Montana Quarterly, a beautifully designed magazine full of great writing. Here’s a bit from the issue announcement:

Check out the Montana Quarterly’s spring lineup: Tim Cahill, Craig Lancaster and Joe Wilkins, just for starters. Their props include a couple High Plains Book Awards, even an Oscar nomination. And we’re just getting started. Click here to subscribe: