Well, whaddya know; it's one morning in February. Seems the perfect time to share "One Morning in February" with you then. Harry Crews received the Best Nonfiction Award for this essay from the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines of America after it appeared in the Summer 1974 issue of Shenandoah literary review published out of Washington and Lee University (thank you for mailing us a copy, Rod!). This special literary relic even features a cover photo by renowned photographer Sally Mann.
The Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines of America was founded in 1967, and it was known as the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses for a spell before most recently rebranding as the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses. "One Morning in February" would later be reworked as a chapter of Crews' 1978 memoir A Childhood: The Biography of a Place. The essay later was also included in the 1986 book Shenandoah: An Anthology | From the First 35 Years (Pushcart Press), which was reviewed by the New York Times.