All text and images © Sheila Boneham 2015.

"Something glitters in the bright Spring light on the far side of Evans Creek. Something moves, and I stop. Watch. A black-billed magpie stands at the top of the far bank, wings open wide and slightly drooped, head down, tail feathers spread like a Spanish fan, back feathers raised and fluffed."

 

From "A Question of Corvids"

 

Back-billed magpie "anting," Reno, Nevada. Photo  ©Sheila Boneham

Essays & Poems

 

"A Question of Corvids" - essay

2015 Best American Science and Nature Writing (Mariner, 2015).

Prime Number Magazine, Editors' Selections, Volume 4 (2014).

Prime Number Magazine (Issue 62, October 2014)

2014 Prime Number Magazine Prize for Creative Nonfiction

 

"On Eating My Way Through a Feast of Poems" - poem

Minerva Rising (Fall 2014).

 

"Spin" - poem

The Written River: A Journal of Eco-poetics (Vol. 5, Issue 1, Summer 2014).

 

"To a Kurdish Child" - poem

Red Earth Review (Issue 2, July 2014).

 

"Nocturne: Nebraska" - essay

The Wayfarer (Vol. 3, Issue 1, Winter 2014).

 

"The ‘I’ States" - essay

The Museum of Americana (Vol. 5, Winter 2014).