Rebecca McClanahan

1023 Myrtle Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28203

Author's Bio

Rebecca McClanahan's ten books include The Tribal Knot: A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change, Deep Light: New and Selected Poems, and a new edition of Word Painting: The Fine Art of Writing Descriptively. McClanahan teaches in the MFA programs of Queens University and Rainier Writers Workshop.

Publications and Prizes

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

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Last updated: Feb 22, 2017