John Nelson (2106)

John Nelson

John Nelson regularly contributes essays to literary magazines, including the Antioch Review and the Gettysburg Review, and to birding publications in the United States and Great Britain. His essay on birds and dance, “Brolga the Dancing Crane Girl,” was awarded the Carter Prize for the best nonfiction work published in Shenandoah during 2011-2012. He designed the course Criminals in Literature and has taught literature and creative writing to inmates and former inmates in the Changing Lives Through Literature program. His book Cultivating Judgment (New Forums Press) demonstrates the teaching of critical-thinking skills across the curriculum.