Bio & Publications


V.C. McCabe is a West Virginian poet and music journalist whose work appears, or is forthcoming in Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, The Minnesota Review, Entropy, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Tar River Poetry, Coldfront, and elsewhere. She can be found online at and @vcmpoetry on Twitter.


Looking at Appalachia: “For Want of an Ark
Alternating Current’s Undeniable: Writers Respond to Climate Change Anthology: “Watershed”
The Minnesota Review: “Ship of Theseus”
Queen Mob’s Teahouse: “House of Horrors” poetry series
Barzakh: “Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot
Entropy: “Hell’s Gate”; “Birds of Prey”; “Broken Wing Act”; and “Tilt-A-Whirl”
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
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.

Writing opportunities and feedback may be submitted through the contact form below…

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