Semi-Finalist 2023 Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Award

I just learned an earlier chapbook version of my forthcoming book Ophelia, titled Prelude to Keening, made the longlist in the 2023 Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Award. Congrats to the winner and other poets in the final round!

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

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