Thoughts Like Birds is a place for my flighty mind to alight in between more involved writing projects. It’s rookery and roost for stray creative impulses. Thanks for stopping by.
I have an A.M. in Liberal Studies from Duke University, where my collection of essays, “Learning the Language of the Birds,” received the Outstanding Final Project Award. In the early aughts, I attended the Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop (fiction), studied modern and post-modern British and Anglo-Irish literature at Exeter College in the Oxford University Summer Programme in Literature, and won third place in the Doris Betts Fiction Prize for my short story, “Aberration of Starlight.” I also contributed several book reviews to the North Carolina Writers’ Network News and the Independent Weekly. I’m returning to writing in earnest after a seven-year hiatus.
September 11, 2013 at 2:48 pm
Learning the language of birds sounds like a wonderful collection of nature essays. Are you familiar with Kathleen Jamie’s essays? Is it nature writing or are the birds a metaphor for something else? When Women Were Birds was a another great title I read last year, it seems that birds inspire many excellent writers. I’m intrigued.
October 9, 2013 at 7:32 am
Hi Claire–I know you followed up on another page, but I’m sorry I didn’t respond to this comment before now. I haven’t read Kathleen Jamie or When Women Were Birds, but will check them out. Thanks for the recommendations and for your comments!
October 7, 2013 at 2:45 pm
Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. I love it that you posted about Mollie Cox Bryan’s book. I just met her a few weeks ago, and she is the nicest person!
October 9, 2013 at 7:36 am
I enjoyed your blog, Lisa. It’s exciting to read about your forthcoming novel. And it’s great that you know Mollie! Thanks for popping by TLB!
October 8, 2013 at 7:33 am
Awww. Thanks, Lisa. You rock!
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