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Leviathan

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Leviathan

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Description

Leviathan, a special issue of the Iron Horse Literary Review, is the latest collection of poetry from Joe Wilkins. While living in a small town in Iowa, islanded by a sea of corn and soybeans during the lonely winters, Wilkins began writing many of the persona poems in Leviathan. Consciously crafted as a collection of work from the outset, Leviathan pieces together dramatic monologues, letters to his unborn son, and meditations on inheritance, faith, and survival.

ISBN

9781416971740

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Iron Horse Literary Review

City

Lubbock, Tex.

Disciplines

Creative Writing | Poetry

Comments

Description and cover image courtesy of Iron Horse Literary Review.

Author/Editor Bio

Joe Wilkins is Associate Professor of English at Linfield College. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Gonzaga University.

Series Information

Iron horse literary review ; v. 16, no. 5

Reviews

"Leviathan is a collection both celebratory and elegiac. Wilkins moves deftly from the natural landscapes of rivers and forests, to the domestic landscapes of garage sales and truck stops, to the emotional landscapes of terror and wonder brought on by fatherhood. He captures each of them in language and imagery as rich as the heart itself. Though the waters and people who populate these poems are often bracing, Wilkins never loses hope for long." - Carrie Jerrell, judge of Iron Horse Literary Review Chapbook Issue Competition

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