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Joe Wilkins

Joe Wilkins is the author of a memoir-in-fragments, The Mountain, the Fathers, forthcoming from Counterpoint in 2012, and a collection of poems, Killing the Murnion Dogs (Black Lawrence, 2011). His poems, essays, and stories have appeared in the Georgia Review, the Southern Review, Harvard Review, the Sun, Orion, and Slate, and elsewhere. He lives with his wife, son, and daughter on the north Iowa prairie, where he teaches writing at Waldorf College.


  • Boys

    Searching for ice cream in their dry Montana hometown, teenage brothers venture into the local watering hole and come face-to-face with the hard-bitten look of their future.