Black Lawrence Press
January 17, 2010

BLP Accepts Joe Wilkins’ “Killing the Murnion Dogs” for Publication

Black Lawrence Press has accepted Killing the Murnion Dogs, a collection of poems by Joe Wilkins, for publication.

Joe Wilkins was born and raised north of the Bull Mountains of eastern Montana and lives now with his wife and son on the north Iowa prairie, where he teaches writing at Waldorf College. He is the author of the poetry chapbook Ragged Point Road (Main Street Rag 2006), and his poems, essays, and stories appear in the Georgia Review, the Southern ReviewNorthwest Review, the Sun, OrionSlate, and Best New Poets, among other magazines and literary journals. His work has won Boulevard Magazine’s Emerging Poets Contest and the Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers, and he is the 2009 recipient of the Richard J. Margolis Award of Blue Mountain Center, which goes to “a promising new journalist or essayist whose work combines warmth, humor, wisdom and concern with social justice.”

Killing the Murnion Dogs will be available in mid-2o11.

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