Poetry Forthcoming in Firewords

My poem, “Hibernation,” has been accepted for publication in Firewords Quarterly. Firewords is a gorgeously illustrated, full color literary journal based in the UK. The print edition is available for purchase online as well as in many bookshops around the world, including Rough Trade in the UK and McNally’s in NYC. 


I’m especially pleased Firewords chose this particular poem, as it is one of my oldest and most cherished works. Written 20 years ago when I was a teenager obsessed with Robert Frost, “Hibernation” came fully formed to my mind one winter’s day while watching the falling snow through my bedroom window. The poem has been praised by many editors over the decades, but its pastoral nature made it difficult to place. I couldn’t ask for a more beautiful or worthy home for it than Firewords.

Published by V. C. McCabe

V.C. McCabe is an Appalachian poet and the author of Ophelia (Femme Salvé Books, 2023) and Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2019). She has edited for Barren Magazine, the New International Voices series (Ice Floe Press), and Frontier Poetry. Her work appears in ekphrastic exhibits and journals worldwide, including EPOCH, Poet Lore, and Prairie Schooner. Her website is vcmccabe.com.

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