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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.

upcoming events

January 7-13

Queens University MFA Program
Charlotte, NC
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January 18

Afternoon visit with students at S.C. Governor's School and evening reading (7PM) at M. Judson Booksellers
Greenville, SC.
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March 7-10

AWP Conference
Tampa, FL
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June 16-23

Kenyon Review Writers Workshop
Gambier, OH
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July 27-August 4

Rainier Writing Workshop @ Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA
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News and publications

• Just Published

"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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• Other Recent Essays

"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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