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Rose McLarney

Rose McLarney’s most recent collection of poems, Its Day Being Gone, was published by Penguin Books in 2014 and her book, The Always Broken Plates of Mountains, was published by Four Way Books in 2012.  Its Day Being Gone is the 2013 National Poetry Series winner. Additionally, Rose has been awarded the 2016 Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Achievement in Appalachian Writing, The Fellowship of Southern Writers’ biennial George Garrett New Writing Award for Poetry, Alligator Juniper’s 2011 National Poetry Prize, and the Joan Beebe Fellowship at Warren Wilson College. Her work has appeared in publications including The Kenyon Review, Orion,  Slate, New England Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and dozens of other journals. Rose earned her MFA from Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers and has taught writing at the college. She is currently is Assistant Professor of Poetry at Oklahoma State University.

The Always Broken Plates of Mountains