Joe Wilkins - Associate Professor
M.F.A in Creative Writing, The University of Idaho, 2007; B.S. in Computer Engineering, Honors, Gonzaga University, 2002
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.
When We Were Birds. University of Arkansas Press, 2016
The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing up on the Big Dry. Berkeley: Counterpoint Press, 2012.
Notes from the Journey Westward. Buffalo: White Pine Press, 2012.
Killing the Murnion Dogs. New York: Black Lawrence Press, 2011.
"Explain: Wolves" at Linebreak
"Arguing with James Baldwin the Day After the Re-election of Barack Obama" at Codex
"Eat Stone and Go On" at Tupelo Quarterly
"Down on Mountain Pocket" at High Country News
"My Mother's Story, Retold and Annotated" at Briar Cliff Review
"The Ditchrider" at TriQuarterly
"Spikes & Rivers: The Work of Joe Wilkins" an introduction and interview at Tupelo Quarterly
Pam Houston and Joe Wilkins as part of Scott Temple's Wyld-er-ness Series