My essay on the use of the personal narrative in first-year college composition courses is now live in The Chronicle of Higher Education – http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2014/04/21/in-defense-of-expressionist-crap/?cid=megamenu
Excited for my story “Tribulation” to be featured in Baltimore Fishbowl – http://www.baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/author/jennifer-mcgaha/
Twenty-two things I know now that I did not know prior to moving to a one-hundred-year-old cabin in a North Carolina holler with five dogs, twenty-three chickens, and one high-maintenance cat http://www.theneweryork.com/twenty-two-things-i-know-jennifer-mcgaha/
Issue #3 of Your Impossible Voice is now available! Click here for more details - http://www.yourimpossiblevoice.com/issue-three/
“Old Crow And The Appalachian Soul” is now on “Culture Club” through Medium – https://medium.com/race-class/8815072fe120
My story,”The Gift of The Pantyhose,” is now available through Your Impossible Voice on SoundCloud. You can listen here - https://soundcloud.com/your-impossible-voice/jennifer-mcgaha-the-gift-of
It will also soon be available on the journal’s website and available for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, iPad/iPhone, and in print through Magcloud. Your Impossible Voice publishes “brash and velvety new work from around the globe, as well as literary reviews, criticism, essays on craft, and interviews.”
Honored for my story “Immersion Therapy” to be included in this month’s issue of Gravel Magazine. Gravel is published by MFA students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. http://www.gravelmag.com/
“The Good Christian Kid” is now out in “The Lost Issue” of the Toad Suck Review. For more information, click here - http://www.toadsuckreview.org/
Click here to listen to my recent conversation with host Jason Braun on this radio show for the literarily inclined on KDHX 88.1 in St. Louis:
The Dec. 30th interview follows a discussion with poets Philip Gounis and Steve Smith and host Nicky Rainey and a session of “My Bars and My Word” with host MK Stallings. You can learn more about Jason Braun – musician, poet, fiction writer, educator, and master of all things extraordinary – at his website:
You can read or listen to “Holly Hobby” – my tale of Christmas travels gone awry – in “The Brooklyner” on http://brooklyner.org/2013/jennifer-mcgaha-reads-holly-hobby/
You can read my story “The Sounds of Dying” on Mason’s Road, published by Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing program by clicking here:
Also, “Old Crow and The Appalachian Soul,” an essay about the many ways Old Crow Medicine Show reflects the New Appalachia, is now out in Now and Then: The Appalachian Magazine, published by East Tennessee State University. You can look at a preview of the issue here. Yep. That’s Old Crow at the occasion of their induction into the Grand Ole Opry on the cover – congratulations, guys! http://issuu.com/easttnstate/docs/music_preview
I am also pleased to be part of a beautiful, hardcover book honoring the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Nye Simmons is the featured artist in this collection of prose interwoven with spectacular photographs of sites along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The book is available at various retail outlets, or you may order from the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway website.
My work is also pending in Toad Suck Review, a very cool, award-winning journal published by the University of Central Arkansas.