Megan Mayhew Bergman is the director of Middlebury’s Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College. She is the author of two story collections and a forthcoming novel. She was a fellow at the American Library in Paris in 2016.
A Points South essay from the Fall 2018 issue
I've come to have a friendship with a raven in Paris. I call him Cleitus, a name that I picked up from a Dukes of Hazzard episode or Greek mythology. The fact that it could be either reveals much about my raw ingredients, the stuff from which I am made.
A conversation with Marcus Kenney.
I love to tell the story of my elderly Cajun grandmother in Louisiana. Once I found her in the garden spray-painting a camellia bush in bright silver enamel. I warned her that she would kill the bush, to which she replied, “Yes, but it will be beautiful!”