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The author of ten books, McClanahan has published work in THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY, THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS, THE PUSHCART PRIZE series, KENYON REVIEW, GEORGIA REVIEW, GETTYSBURG REVIEW, BOULEVARD, THE SUN, and in anthologies by Beacon Press, Norton, Doubleday, St. Martin's, Putnam, Penguin, and numerous other publishers.

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Poem Selected for Anthology

Rebecca's poem "Teaching a Nephew to Type," which was first published in Poetry magazine, appears in the new edition of Literature: The Human Experience, alongside work by Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, Audre Lorde, Terrance Hayes, and many others.

New Book in Spring 2020

In the Key of New York City: A Memoir, Rebecca's eleventh book, has just been accepted by Red Hen Press, to be published in Spring 2020.

RECENT publications

"Mail" (on the mail that keeps coming for a dead father) in Kenyon Review Online
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"The New Couple in 5A" (a New York essay) in Literal Latte, January 2017
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"The Birthday Place" in Brevity Magazine
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"Erase Your Eyes" in Juxtaprose Magazine
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"Math Lesson" (essay) in Brevity Magazine, Issue 55/May 2017
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"Breaking the News" (essay) in Shenandoah, Spring 2017
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"The Essay as a Warm and Shifting Presence" (craft essay, delivered at AWP 2017) on Essay Daily
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“What Love Looks Like From Here” and "Adopt a Bench" (essays) in The Sun, February 2017.
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