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Rebecca McClanahan is a poet, essayist, fiction writer, and teacher whose literary awards include the Wood prize from Poetry. Her most recent book, a suite of memoir-based essays entitled The Riddle Song and Other Rememberings, won the 2005 Glasgow Award. She has also published four previous volumes of poetry and three books about the writing craft, including Word Painting: A Guide to Writing More Descriptively. McClanahan’s work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, The Best American Essays, The Kenyon Review, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Boulevard, and numerous anthologies. She has received a Pushcart Prize in fiction, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in nonfiction, a P.E.N. Syndicated Fiction Award, and (twice) the Carter prize for the essay from Shenandoah. McClanahan, who lives in New York City, teaches in the low-residency MFA Program at Queens University in Charlotte, the Kenyon Review Writing Program and the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center.



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