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My Debut Poetry Book, Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot, On Sale Now!

My debut poetry collection, Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot has been released!

You can buy the book directly from my publisher, at Amazon, and other major retailers. And you can find it at most independent bookshops (including my beloved local Taylor Books) on the shelves or online via IndieBound. Full list of where to buy my book is here.


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Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot reveals the reality of rural life with elements of the surreal. Comforts of country living are juxtaposed with poverty, domestic violence, the opioid epidemic, and environmental destruction both natural and man-made-made—including the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Derecho, the 2014 Elk River Chemical Spill/Water Crisis, and the historic 2016 WV Floods.

Foreword by CRYSTAL GOOD, author of Valley Girl, featured on TEDx, Huffington Post, and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Advanced Praise:

“There is fire and ice and brilliance in this collection by V.C. McCabe.”
PETER HELLER, author of New York Times Bestseller The Dog Stars

“McCabe’s poems are timely in their depiction of Appalachia’s environmental devastation, and she writes movingly about hard times, but she also shows us beauty.”
RON RASH, author of 2009 PEN/Faulkner Finalist and New York Times Bestseller Serena

“V.C. McCabe’s poems are bound to the land, by fire and flood, by vine and asphalt. This outstanding debut volume is the home that she has made for us”
ELIZABETH CATTE, historian and author of What You are Getting Wrong About Appalachia

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Assistant Editor at Ice Floe Press

I’m so honored and happy to join Ice Floe Press as Assistant Editor for their New International Voices poetry series.

Ice Floe has become my favorite poetry journal and I think the New International Voices series is the most exciting thing happening in modern poetry. You can read poems from this phenomenal series, which is edited by Nigerian poet Adedayo Agarau, by clicking the “New International Voices” drop-down menu at Ice Floe Press.

Poetry Forthcoming in Feral

A poem from Ophelia, my erasure project of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, will be published in an upcoming issue of Feral, the literary journal of Animal Heart Press. This will be my third appearance in Feral, which is one of my very favorite journals.

 

Best of the Net Nomination

I’m thrilled to receive my second Best of the Net nomination, this year from Feral literary journal for my poem “Romeo & Juliet in the Anthropocene.”

Poetry Forthcoming in Ice Floe Press Anthology

My poem “Frostbitten & Faunal” will be published in Pandemic Love, a forthcoming print anthology from Ice Floe Press.

 

Pre-order The Shoutflower Issue 2

Issue 2 of The Shoutflower is now available for pre-order. Issue 2 closes with my very Appalachian poem, “Sentinel Species.” The Shoutflower is a beautiful, perfect bound, print literary journal, so I’m honored to have my work serve as the finale of this incredible book.