Rebecca McClanahan

  • Instructor , MFA Program, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
  • College of Arts and Sciences

Rebecca McClanahan teaches creative nonfiction and poetry.  She has published nine books, most recently "Deep Light: New and Selected Poems 1987-2007" and "The Riddle Songs and Other Rememberings," which won the 2005 Glasgow Prize in nonfiction. She has also authored four previous books of poetry and two books of writing instruction, including "Word Painting: A Guide to Writing More Descriptively." McClanahan’s work has appeared in "The Best American Poetry," "The Best American Essays," Kenyon Review, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, and numerous other publications. McClanahan, who lives in New York, has received the Wood Prize from Poetry, a Pushcart Prize in fiction, and (twice) the Carter prize for the essay from Shenandoah. For more information:

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