Wilkins is also the author of three poetry collections, most recently When We Were Birds, winner of the 2017 Oregon Book Award in Poetry. His work has appeared in a host of the nation’s leading magazines and literary journals, including The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, Harvard Review, Orion, TriQuarterly, Ecotone, The Sun, and High Country News. As the winner of the Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency from PEN Northwest, he and his family spent the summer and fall of 2015 living in a remote cabin in the Klamath Mountains along the Rogue River in southwest Oregon.
Autobiography for Quais du Polar
Although Joe Wilkins spent a lot of time fixing fences and taking care of cattle, he would be unable to ride even if his life depended on it. So it was better for him to go to college to try to become a writer.
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: Comancheria, David Mackenzie
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