Paul Crenshaw wins Pushcart literary award
An essay by the English faculty member was selected for a 2017 Pushcart Prize, which honors the best literature published in small presses.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of English Paul Crenshaw has been named a winner of the prestigious 2017 Pushcart Prize for his essay titled "The Hornet Among Us," which was published in the journal War, Literature and the Arts. Crenshaw's essay begins as a meditation on the Japanese giant hornet and the ways nature evolves to kill, and ends with a reflection on man's nature.
The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series is edited by Bill Henderson with the Pushcart Prize editors. It has been published annually since 1976, honoring hundreds of presses and thousands of writers of short stories, poetry and essays. Each year most of the writers and many of the presses are new to the series.
Crenshaw has taught college writing, literature and creative writing courses at Elon since 2003. He has been published in Best American Essays twice (2005 and 2011), with a third publication scheduled for this fall. His work was also published in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015.