Winner of the Elixir Press Fiction Award.
Kirk Wilson’s short story collection, OUT OF SEASON, was the winner of the 2021 Elixir Press Fiction Award. Karen Russell had this to say about it: “I am a long-time fan of Kirk Wilson's darkly funny, slyly philosophical, and wonderfully surprising stories, each of which finds its own precise, fresh language to orbit a mystery. Emily Dickinson rises again from a box labeled ‘Inflatable Immortals,’ a hard-drinking nun hears confessions, Shirley Temple routes her sparkling undead voice through cemetery light, a God-haunted couple flees the apocalypse for Dallas, and a goat's uncanny eye reveals how much exists ‘outside the little circus ring of things you can perceive.’ Really, that just scratches the surface of what Wilson can make live with his perfectly tuned sentences. Out of Season is pure pleasure from a uniquely gifted writer.”
Kirk Wilson is the author of the poetry collection Songbox (Trio House Press), winner of the 2020 Trio Award. Kirk's fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are widely published in literary journals and antholo-gies. His awards include an NEA Fellowship, Editor's Awards and other prizes in all three genres, and two Pushcart nominations. His past publications include a poetry chapbook from Burning Deck press and a nonfiction crime book published in six editions in the US and UK. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, the memoirist Donna M. Johnson.