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


TMATF Paperback Cover

Order The Mountain and the Fathers

WWWB Cover

Order When We Were Birds

Order Notes from the Journey Westward

Order Killing the Murnion Dogs

We Had to Go On LIving

Order We Had to Go On Living

Far Enough Cover

Order Far Enough

Joe Wilkins writes as beautifully about the west as his literary grandfathers. -Pam Houston

A sampling of work available online:




Interviews and Articles


You can find full text selections of my writing, as well as all sorts of great stuff, at Digital Commons@Linfield: Where Scholarship Meets Community.


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