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Rebecca McClanahan

Rebecca McClanahan

Author's Bio

Rebecca McClanahan's 10th book, The Tribal Knot, was published by Indiana University Press in 2013. A new edition of Word Painting: The Fine Art of Writing Descriptively, will appear in November 2014. A poet and nonfiction writer, McClanahan teaches in the MFA programs of Queens University and Rainier Writers Workhop.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Tribal Knot: A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change (Indiana University Press, 2013), Deep Light: New and Selected Poems 1987-2007 (Iris Press, 2009), The Riddle Song and Other Rememberings (University of Georgia Press, 2002), One Word Deep (The Ashland Poetry Press, 1993)
Anthologies:
Kiss Tomorrow Hello (Doubleday, 2006), Short Takes: Brief Encounters with Contemporary Nonfiction (Norton, 2005), Are You Experienced? Baby Boom Poets at Midlife (University of Iowa Press, 2003), Best American Essays College Edition (Houghton Mifflin, 2003), O Taste and See: Food Poems (Bottom Dog Press, 2003), Poetry Daily (Sourcebooks, 2003), Best American Essays (Houghton Mifflin, 2001), Boomer Girls: Poems by Women from the Baby Boom Generation (University of Iowa Press, 1999), In Brief: Short Takes on the Personal (Norton, 1999), Best American Poetry (Scribner, 1998), The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses XVIII (Pushcart Press, 1993), Mrs. Houdini (University Press of Florida, 1989)
Journals:
Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, Ms., Poetry, Shenandoah, Southern Review
Prizes:
Pushcart Prize; included in Best American Essays and Best American Poetry; (4) fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts and N.C. Arts Council; Glasglow Prize

Rebecca McClanahan Resume

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Listing last updated: July 24, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Lafayette, IN

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