“Southern Women and Their Birds,” Essay by John Nelson

Essay by John Nelson I came to literature long before I came to birds. I remember cardinals and robins from my childhood in suburban Chicago, and I probably saw kingfishers and herons as a friend and I searched for snakes along the Des Plaines River, but I don’t recall meeting anyone whose imagination had been […]

John Nelson

John Nelson has contributed essays on birds and literature to The Antioch Review, The Gettysburg Review, Harvard Magazine, The Harvard Review, The Massachusetts Review, The New England Review, and various birding magazines in the U.S. and Great Britain. His essay “Brolga the Dancing Crane Girl,” on birds and dance, was awarded the Carter Prize for […]