Lisa Norris

Lisa Norris’s essays have appeared in South Dakota Review, Ascent and Segue. Her collection of stories (Toy Guns, Helicon Nine, 2000) won the 1999 Willa Cather Fiction Prize. A second collection of short stories, Women Who Sleep with Animals, is forthcoming in 2011 and won the Stephen F. Austin University Press Fiction Prize. She teaches at Central Washington University.


The Hawk and the Swallow Understand this: I had thought long and hard about birds. I had once, in fact, been a Fisheries and Wildlife major. I’d worked at a wildlife research center, fed waterfowl, cut up mice for raptors, … Continue reading