Rebecca McClanahan

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

Rebecca McClanahan teaches nonfiction and poetry. She has published ten books of poetry, essays, and nonfiction, most recently The Tribal Knot: A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change. McClanahan’s work has appeared in The Best American Poetry. The Best American Essays, Kenyon Review, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, and numerous other publications. She has received the Wood Prize from Poetry, a Pushcart Prize in fiction, the Glasgow Prize in nonfiction and and (twice) the Carter prize for the essay. Her writing text, Word Painting, is used in writing programs throughout the country. She is the 2015 Writer-in-Residence at Hollins University. For more information:

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