Bio & Publications


V.C. McCabe’s work appears, or is forthcoming in Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, Entropy, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Tar River Poetry, Spillway, The Cape Rock, Southword, Appalachian Journal, Appalachian Heritage, Pulitzer prize-winning newspaper The Charleston Gazette-Mail, and elsewhere. An Appalachian married to an Irishman, she has lived in Ireland and currently resides in her native West Virginia. Website:, Twitter: @vcmpoetry.


Queen Mob’s Teahouse: “House of Horrors” poetry series
Entropy: “Hell’s Gate”; “Birds of Prey”; and “Broken Wing Act”
Poet Lore: “No Trespassing” 
Prairie Schooner: “Silver Roses” Book Review
Tar River Poetry: “Trestle”
Southword: “Formative”
Spillway: “Snow Cream”
Big Muddy: “The Stone Age”
The Cape Rock: “The Ethics of Horses”
Appalachian Heritage: “The Parting Glass” and “Seafarers”
Appalachian Journal: “Cover Us With Mountains”    
White Ash Literary Journal: “Formative”
Firewords Quarterly: “Hibernation”
The Galway Review: “Avaricious Symbiosis”; “Colosseum”; “Midnight in Waterford”;  “Crossroads”; and “Kylemore Abbey”
Coldfront: “The Way We Look at Horses” Music Review
Barzakh: “Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot”
From the Depths: “The Farm” and “First Date” (2016 Penny Fiction Contest Runnerup)
Dirty Chai: “Idyll”
Rust + Moth: “The Snow Angel” (L’Ange de Neige)
Nightballet Press Anthology: “No Atlas”
Yellow Chair Press Anthology: “His Orchestra”
RAINN Benefit Album: “Gargoyles” (audio)
Gray Wolf Press: “Blood Lyrics” Book Review
Simon & Schuster: “Beatles vs. Stones” Book Review
University of Maryland: Review Cited as “Excellent Example of Critical Writing”
No Depression: Various Music Reviews
The Charleston Gazette: Various Concert and Theatre Reviews
Muruch: Various Music Reviews
The Pedestal: “Democratic Pomp” and “No Patriot Here”
LYNX: Various Haikus and Tankas
Eye Candy: “Amber Glass Father”
Bohème: “Heir” and “Daemon”
Color Wheel: “Arrival Gate”
ink!: “Clandestine”
The Beat: “Arrival Gate” and “Glendalough”
Labyrinth: “The Evening News”; “Arrival Gate”; and “Glendalough”
Falling Star: “Glendalough”

-Reviews for Various Other Publishers, Record Labels, Artists, PR Agents, and Websites, including Harper Collins, Sony, Universal, EMI, Columbia Records, The Smithsonian’s Folkways Recordings, WV Symphony, and Mountain Stage.

-Quotes and Links in The Guardian, VH1’s Best Week Ever Blog, Toronto Star newspaper, The Telegram newspaper, MSN’s Money Central Blog, Woodstock Film Festival, Various Artist Websites, Press Releases, and Wikipedia pages.

All original poetry, writing, and artwork posted directly to this website are © 2016 V. C. McCabe – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED – and may not be posted elsewhere without my permission.

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