How to Skin a Bird wins an award!

My essay, "How to Skin a Bird," has won the Carter Prize from Shenandoah, as well as a Pushcart nomination. 

I am over the moon, in part because this essay was important to me for a number of reasons. It was the first thing I wrote after all of my MFA workshops, it touches on an issue I've struggled to put into words for a long time, and it allowed me to talk about something I know how to do. (Still waiting for inspiration to strike on the knitting essay.)

Huge thanks to Shenandoah and Washington & Lee University. 

blackbird, fly / blackbird fly

blackbird, fly / blackbird fly