I am beyond blown away with gratitude

I am beyond blown away with gratitude! I just received news that my essay, “Teaching the N-Word,” received the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize from Crab Orchard Review. Crab Orchard published my very first essay many years ago in 2008–this journal is where I got my start as an essayist. The writing life is hard, and mostly I receive 99% rejections, but it is the only life I know that allows me to be who I need to be to survive and thrive and take big risks that are, occasionally, rewarded.

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  1. How wonderful! Congratulations Kerry! Will we be able to read that one? I’m very interested in it. My husband is teaching The New Jim Crow.