Bio & Publications


V.C. McCabe’s work appears, or is forthcoming, in Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, The Minnesota Review, Tar River Poetry, Spillway, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Entropy, and elsewhere. She has lived in Ireland, England, and West Virginia. She can be found online at and @vcmpoetry on Twitter. Editors may email writing opportunities to vcmpoetry[AT]gmail[DOT]com.

Publications:   *[forthcoming]

WomenSpeak Art & Ekphrastic Poetry Exhibition (FRANK Gallery, NC): “Night Garden” (print wall display, Spring, 2019)*

The Minnesota Review: “Ship of Theseus” (print, Issue 92, Spring 2019)*

The Maine Review: “In Search of a Karass” (print, Issue 5.1, Winter 2019)*

Minola Review: “Hunting Ground” (print, January 2019)*

Barnhouse: “Give the Bard a Hep A Shot” (print, January 2019)*

So It Goes (Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library, IN): “Ism” (print, Fall 2018)*

Prairie Schooner: “Silver Roses” Book Review (online, tba)*

Undeniable: Writers Respond to Climate Change Anthology & Luminaire Award Nominee (Alternating Current Press) “Watershed” (print, tba)*

Let It Fly anthology: “Miss America” and “The Human Tree” (print, tba)*

Crack the Spine anthology: “Driftwood” (print, Fall 2018)

Five:2:One: “Fire-tongued Labyrinth” and “Fresco Inamorata” (online, Fall 2018)

Queen Mob’s Teahouse: “House of Horrors” poetic sequence (online, 2018)

Entropy: “Hell’s Gate”; “Birds of Prey”; “Broken Wing Act”; and “Tilt-A-Whirl” (online & online, 2018)

Barzakh: “Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot” (online, 2018)

Looking at Appalachia: “For Want of an Ark” (online, 2018)

White Ash Literary Journal: “Formative” (print, #7 Thriving, 2018)

Bone & Ink Press Chapbook Series Finalist (2018)

Tar River Poetry: “Trestle” (print, Spring, 2017)

Southword: “Formative” (online, 2017)

Spillway: “Snow Cream” (print, #24, Seasons, June, 2016)

Big Muddy: “The Stone Age” (print, Volume 16.2)

The Cape Rock: “The Ethics of Horses” (print, Volume 44.1&44.2, Fall, 2016)

Appalachian Heritage: “The Parting Glass” and “Seafarers” (print & online, Volume 45, Number 1, Winter 2017)

Rust + Moth: “The Snow Angel (L’Ange de Neige)” (print & online, 2017)

Poet Lore: “No Trespassing” (print, Volume 111, Number 12, Spring/Summer 2016)

Appalachian Journal: “Cover Us With Mountains” (print, Volume 43 No 34, Spring/Summer, 2016)

Somos (Brown University): “Border (Frontera)”; “The Bullfighter & the Empress”; “The Hunter’s Trap” (print & online”, Spring, 2016)

The Galway Review: “Avaricious Symbiosis”; “Colosseum”; “Midnight in Waterford”; “Crossroads”; and “Kylemore Abbey” ( “online, 2016)

Firewords Quarterly: “Hibernation” (print, Issue 7, Dark/Light, 2016)

Coldfront: “The Way We Look at Horses” Music Review (online, 2016)

From the Depths (Haunted Waters Press): “The Farm” and “First Date” (Penny Fiction Contest Runnerup) (print & online, 2016)

Dirty Chai: “Idyll” (print, Living Color, 2016)

Delirious Anthology (Nightballet Press): “No Atlas” (print, 2016)

Prince Tribute Anthology (Yellow Chair Press): “His Orchestra” (print, 2016)

RAINN Benefit Album: “Gargoyles” (audio, 2015)

Gray Wolf Press: Katie Ford “Blood Lyrics” Book Review (blurb online, 2014)

Simon & Schuster: “Beatles vs. Stones” Book Review (print, 2013)

University of Maryland: Review Cited as “Excellent Example of Critical Writing” (print & lecture, 2008)

No Depression: Various Music Reviews (online, 2008)

The Charleston Gazette: Various Concert and Theatre Reviews (print, 2009-Present)

Muruch: Various Music Reviews (online, 2000-Present)

C/Oasis: “Arrival Gate” and “Clandestine” (online, 2004)

The Pedestal: “Democratic Pomp” and “No Patriot Here” (online, 2004)

LYNX: Various Haikus and Tankas (online, 2004)

Eye Candy: “Amber Glass Father” (print, 2004)

Bohème: “Heir” and “Daemon” (online, 2004)

Color Wheel: “Arrival Gate” (print, 2004)

ink!: “Clandestine” (print, 2004)

The Beat: “Arrival Gate” and “Glendalough” (online, 2004)

Labyrinth (Meeting of the Minds Press): “Glendalough”; “Arrival Gate”; “Clandestine”; “Infinite”; “Kamikaze”; and “The Evening News” (print & online – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 5, 2004)

Falling Star: “Glendalough” (print, 2004)

-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 © 2018 V. C. McCabe – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED – and may not be posted elsewhere without my permission.

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