Meet the Author - Joe Wilkins

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

In When We Were Birds, Joe Wilkins wrests his attention away from the griefs, deprivations, and high prairies of his Montana childhood and turns toward “the bean-rusted fields & gutted factories of the Midwest,” toward ordinary injustice and everyday sadness, toward the imminent birth of his son and his own confusions in taking up the mantle of fatherhood, toward faith and grace, legacy and luck. Within a notable range of form, concern, and voice, the poems here never fail to sing.

Joe Wilkins is the author of the memoir The Mountain and the Fathers and the poetry collections Notes from the Journey Westward and Killing the Murnion Dogs. A Pushcart Prize winner and National Magazine Award finalist, he lives in western Oregon and teaches writing at Linfield College.



When We Were Birds: Poems (Miller Williams Poetry Prize) By Joe Wilkins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781557286970
Published: University of Arkansas Press - March 1st, 2016

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