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Joe Wilkins - Associate Professor

TJ Day Hall 314

Education: M.F.A in Creative Writing, The University of Idaho, 2007; B.S. in Computer Engineering, Honors, Gonzaga University, 2002

Academic Interests:
As a writer, I am concerned with issues of place, loss, survival, violence, belief, inheritance, silence, memory, and story; no matter the genre--creative nonfiction, fiction, or poetry--I'm interested in language's power to plumb these and other essentials of the human experience. As a student of literature, I'm particularly interested in 20th Century American literature, environmental and place-based literature, and postmodernism.


The Mountains and the Fathers: Growing up on the Bid Dry
The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing up on the Big Dry. Berkeley: Counterpoint Press, 2012.


Notes from the Journey Westward
Notes from the Journey Westward. Buffalo: White Pine Press, 2012.


Killing the Murnion Dogs
Killing the Murnion Dogs. New York: Black Lawrence Press, 2011.


"Celilo Falls"
"Of Blood and Bone"
Excerpt from "Say"
"A Story We Might Follow"
"Then I Packed You Up the Ridge Like a Brother on My Back"
The Mountain and the Fathers Playlist
Radio Interview at The Write Question