Jim McGarrah is the author of two award-winning books of poetry, Running the Voodoo Down (Elixir Press, 2003) and When the Stars Go Dark, (Main Street Rag, 2009), two memoirs, A Temporary Sort of Peace (Indiana Historical Society Press, 2007), which received the 2010 Eric Hoffer Award for Legacy Nonfiction and was a finalist for the Montaigne Medal and his newest book of nonfiction, The End of an Era (Ink Brush Press, 2011). He is editor, along with Tom Watson, of the anthology Home Again: Essays and Memoirs from Indiana (Indiana Historical Society Press, 2007). McGarrah holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MA in Liberal Studies from the University of Southern Indiana.
Publications and Prizes
A Temporary Sort of Peace (Indiana Historical Society Press, 2013), The End of an Era (Ink Brush Press, 2011)
2010 Eric Hoffer Award for Legacy Nonfiction
2009 Main Street Rag, Select Poetry Series
2005 Faculty Research and Creative Writing Award, USI
2003 Editor's Choice Award, Elixir Press