By the Numbers: Mylène Dressler Publishes Essay
The essay roams widely through space and time, but begins with and returns to the annual Christmas Bird Count at Matheson Wetlands Preserve, an 894-acre tract that hugs the Colorado River near Moab, Utah.
“We love to make lists – the best films, the best books, who’s the hottest, who’s the richest – how many mallards are on the water (three), how many harriers in the tree (two, the Northern), how many goldfinches in the bush (one, the Lesser; none in the hand),” she wrote.
Mylène has written three novels: The Floodmakers, The Deadwood Beetle and The Medusa Tree. Her novella The Wedding of Anna F. was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Based at Iowa State University, Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction and visual art that explores the many complicated facets of the word environment.