I just found out that Leslie Jamison selected the first chapter of my memoir for the 2014 Wabash Nonfiction Award from Sycamore Review. The essay is titled “Ghost Language,” and will available in the Spring 2015 issue.

Here’s what she said about the piece:

“Ghost Language” is a searching, visceral examination of faith and its negative margins–its nerve endings are sharply attuned to the proximate world–the song of its particulars–and the yearning for something less proximate, something divine. It’s a piercing examination of memory and longing–the vexed terms by which one can be haunted by one’s own lost faith.”