Fall 2007 • Vol. XXIX No. 4 InterviewOctober 1, 2007 |

A Conversation with Rebecca McClanahan

Rebecca McClanahan's most recent books are Deep Light: New and Selected Poems 1987-2007 and The Riddle Song and Other Rememberings, which won the 2005 Glasgow Award for nonfiction. She has also published four previous volumes of poetry and three books about the writing craft, including Word Painting: A Guide to Writing More Descriptively. Her work has appeared in The Best American Essays, The Best American Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Georgia Review, Boulevard, and numerous anthologies, and her awards include a Pushcart Prize in fiction, the Wood Prize from Poetry, and (twice) the Carter Prize for the essay from Shenandoah. She lives in New York and currently teaches in the M.F.A. program of Queens University in Charlotte, the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and the Hudson Valley Writers' Center. Her Web site is www.mcclanmuse.com.   Nancy Zafris: You're one of the few writers who can write exceptionally well in all genres: poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction (which I kno

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Nancy Zafris’s latest book, The Home Jar, a collection of short stories, was published in 2013. She has also written The People I Know, winner of the Flannery O’Connor award for short fiction and the Ohioana Library prize, as well as the novels The Metal Shredders and Lucky Strike. She has received two National Endowment for the Arts grants and has taught in the Czech Republic as a Fulbright fellow. She is the former fiction editor of the Kenyon Review and former series editor of the Flannery O’Connor award for short fiction.
Rebecca McClanahan
Rebecca McClanahan has published ten books of nonfiction, poetry, and writing instruction. Recipient of the Wood Prize from Poetry Magazine, a Pushcart Prize, and the Glasgow Award for nonfiction, McClanahan teaches in the MFA programs of Queens University–Charlotte and Ranier Writing Workshop. She was the 2015 writer in residence at Hollins University. 

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