Joe Wilkins

Joe Wilkins is the author of a memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers, and the poetry collections Notes from the Journey Westward and Killing the Murnion Dogs. His work has appeared in The Pushcart Prize, and he is a National Magazine Award finalist. He lives with his family in western Oregon and teaches writing at Linfield College.


When we come into town for a gallon of strawberry ice cream and a bag of Doritos, the Lazy JC is all closed up, so my brother and I jog over to the Sportsman Bar, where we know we’ll find…