Joe Wilkins

Joe Wilkins

Joe Wilkins is the author of a memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers, published in March 2012, and two collections of poems, Notes from the Journey Westward and Killing the Murnion Dogs. His essays, poems, and stories have appeared in many magazines and journals, including The Georgia Review, The Southern ReviewThe Missouri ReviewHarvard Review, Orion,The Sun, The Utne Reader, and Slate. His piece “Out West,” published in the September/October 2009 issue of Orion, was a National Magazine Award finalist. Wilkins lives with his wife, son, and daughter in western Oregon, where he teaches writing at Linfield College.

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Out West

(This essay was a finalist for a 2010 National Magazine Award in the Essay category.) OUT ON THE BIG DRY we had to kill to live: Come October, we’d herd a Continue reading