Benjamin Percy

Benjamin Percy is the author of a novel, The Wilding, and two books of short fiction, Refresh, Refresh and The Language of Elk. He is a regular contributor to Esquire. His honors include a Whiting Award, the Plimpton Prize, and a Pushcart Prize. He teaches in the MFA program at Iowa State University.

The Tree

When the wind blows, the tree dances—its branches bending—and sings—its needles hissing, its trunk moaning, crick-crack—for her.