A few days ago, an editor called to say that the folks behind the 2015 Pushcart Prize had given my essay “Notes from a Nonnative Daughter” special mention. Not only was this exciting news, but in these times of texting and carefully arranged phone dates and stuffed-to-the-gills lives, an unexpected phone call from a friend, when we both had time to talk, was a rare and lovely thing. Call your friends, folks. And pick up the Pushcart Prize Anthology. Rebecca Solnit and Rick Bass and Louise Gluck and Patricia Lockwood are among the winners, and it should be a great read. My essay can now be found in full, here.