Chelsea Biondolillo pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her essay collection, The Skinned Bird.
Biondolillo is paired with the artwork FamilyTreePiles by Nan Curtis; found in the Northwest Art Gallery, on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.
Literary Nonfiction. Women’s Studies. From award-winning essayist Chelsea Biondolillo, The Skinned Bird is about all the ways we break our own hearts. In lyric, fragmented essays—full of geological, ornithological and photographic interventions, with landscapes, loss, and longing—Biondolillo travels the terrain of leaving and finding home while keeping her sights fixed firm on the natural world around her. Includes “How to Skin a Bird,” winner of the Carter Prize for the Essay, and the Best American Essays 2014 notable, “Phrenology.”