Up, up, on implausible wings:
The chance ascent of the iconic puffin
“Up, up, on implausible wings” is a creative non-fiction piece tying together seemingly unrelated threads of the puffin’s symbolic value, interwoven with personal anecdotes, interviews, and natural history observations. The essay was awarded an honourable mention in the 2018 Carve Magazine Poetry and Prose Contest and was published in the Spring 2019 issue of Carve. An interview about the writing of this piece appears here on the Carve blog.