Oct. 16: An Evening of Poetry with Joe Wilkins
Award-winning author and poet Joe Wilkins will present a poetry reading at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in room 123 of the Humanities Building. A book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.
Wilkins is the author of a memoir, "The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing up on the Big Dry," and two collections of poems, "Notes from the Journey Westward," winner of the 17th Annual White Pine Press Prize in Poetry, and "Killing the Murnion Dogs," a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize and the High Plains Book Award.
His poems, essays, and stories have appeared in a host of the most vital literary journals and magazines in the country, including The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, Harvard Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Ecotone, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Sun, Orion, and Slate. His work has also been collected in "Best American Magazine Writing 2010," "New Poets of the American West," "The Southern Poetry Anthology," "Best New Poets 2006," and earned notable mention in "Best American Essays," "The Pushcart Prize Anthology" and "Best American Nonrequired Reading."
A National Magazine Award finalist and PEN Center USA Award finalist, he lives with his wife, son, and daughter in north Iowa, where he teaches writing at Waldorf College.