A bird’s pancreas looks very much like ours does, slim along the intestine. Nearly every creature with a backbone has a pancreas, lungfish and lamprey eels and ray-finned fishes being notable exceptions. In mammals, the organ is always small, shown …
By Wendy CallFrom the Fall 2015 Issue
Wendy Call is the author of No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy (University of Nebraska Press, 2011), winner of the Grub Street National Book Prize for Nonfiction, and co-editor of Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide (Penguin, 2007). She is a 2015 NEA Literature Fellow in Poetry Translation and teaches creative writing at Pacific Lutheran University and Goddard College.