Review of My Book at After the Pause

Another rave review! After the Pause says of my debut poetry collection, Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot:

“V.C. McCabe is a modern, necessary Appalachian voice in poetry. Not wanting flyover country to be forgotten, willing to show her zone of conflicted earth in all its guts and glory. In Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot, she displays Appalachia to be yet another home for complicated, maddening, beautiful humanity…

…McCabe brings a welcome voice to rural, environmental poetry. Juxtaposing beauty with the slander humans sometimes visit against the land, McCabe is able to ultimately bring out the pathos and humanity of a land toward whom disrespect ought to lessen in light of poetic credence.”


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Published by V. C. McCabe

V.C. McCabe is an Appalachian poet, the author of Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2019), a reader for Frontier Poetry, and an associate editor for the upcoming Nigerian National Poetry Prize. She was co-editor of the New International Voices series (Ice Floe Press), a contributing editor for Barren Magazine, and a music journalist for Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper The Charleston Gazette. Her work has appeared in ekphrastic exhibits and journals worldwide, including EPOCH, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, and The Minnesota Review. She has lived in Ireland and West Virginia. Her website is vcmccabe.com.

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