Ophelia (Femme Salvé Books, October, 2023)


Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, September, 2019)




OyeDrum: Two poems from Ophelia, an erasure of Shakespeare’s Hamlet (online, Hybrid Issue, tba)

UCity Review: “Food for the Worms”; “Unseasonable”; “Feral”; “Climate Animals”; “Threshold”; and “Everything Rots” (online, June, 2023)

Under Her Eye (Black Spot Press): “The Carving Block” (Print, November, 2023)

Prairie Schooner: “Silver Roses” Book Review (online, tba)

Let It Fly Anthology: “Miss America” and “The Human Tree” (print, tba)

Daddy Anthology (Grey Borders Books): “Not Far from the Tree”; “The Hollow Man”; “M.I.A.”; and “The Nocturnal Dance” (print, tba)


The Chestnut Review: “Geometries of Benediction” (Print & Online, Winter, 2023)

Dream Pop Press: Five Poems from Ophelia, an erasure of Shakespeare’s Hamlet (online, December, 2022)

Map Literary 2023 Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Award Semi-Finalist: Prelude to Keening Chapbook (2023)

Pandemic Love Anthology (Ice Floe Press): “Frostbitten & Faunal” (print, 2022)

Voidspace: “Idyll” (online, Issue 3, July, 2022)

EPOCH: “Counterclockwise & Frantic” (online and print, Issue 69:3, June, 2022)

Voidspace: “Dormant Volcanoes Still Smoke” (online, Issue 2, April, 2022)

Stay Golden Anthology (The Daily Drunk Press): “Finale” (online, 2022)

Isele Magazine: “Kaleidoscope” and “Star-Crossed & Sacrificial” (online, January, 2022)


Marvelous Verses Anthology (The Daily Drunk Press): “The Phoenix Rises (More Fog than Fire)” (print, November, 2021)

Feral: from Ophelia, an erasure of Shakespeare’s Hamlet (online and print, October, 2021)

Lover’s Eye Press: “Antonyms for Curative” and “Act I,” “Act II,” “Act IV,” and “Act V” from Taming, an erasure of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew (online, Fall, 2021)

The Shoutflower: “Sentinel Species” (print, Issue 2, Spring, 2021) *Pushchart Prize Nomination

The Kenyon Review: Poetry Today Interview/Essay (online, April, 2021)

EcoTheo Review: “Hiking in the Anthropocene” (online, March, 2021)

Feral: “Romeo & Juliet in the Anthropocene” (online & print, Issue 6, February, 2021)*Best of the Net Nomination

FreezeRay: “Villanelle for Villanelle (after Killing Eve)”; “Car Full of Girls (Freshman Year, 1993, Listening to The Cranberries)”; and “Patti Smith Performs at CBGB, 1975” (online, Issue 19, January, 2021)

Rogue Agent: “Papier-mâché” (online, Issue 70, January, 2021)*Pushchart Prize Nomination

They Call Us Bossy: “Masterpiece” (online, January, 2021)

Throats to the Sky: “3 of Hearts” (online, January, 2021)


FEED: “Hunger After Dark” (online, Issue 1.31, November, 2020)

Poke (Pink Plastic House Press): “Act III” from Taming, an erasure of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew (online, Issue XXII, November, 2020)

Glass Poetry Chapbook Series Semi-Finalist: Taming Chapbook (2020)

The Lost Library (Pink Plastic House Press): “danse macabre” poetic sequence (online, 2020)*Best of the Net Nomination

EcoTheo Review: First Books Micro-essay (Essay, online, May, 2020)

Flock: “The Dead” haiku review (online, May, 2020)

The McNeese Review: Boudin: “Van Gogh Hopes in Arles” (online, April, 2020)

Twist in Time Magazine: “The Wayfarer” (short story, online, Issue 8, April, 2020)

Feral (Animal Heart Press): “Bestiary with Bullets” (online, Issue 1, April, 2020)

Coffin Bell: “Prelude to Keening”; “Entropy”; “The Nocturnal Dance”; and “Elemental” (online, Issue 3.2, April, 2020)

Performance Anxiety: Poetry Reading Video (April 9, 2020)

Vegetarian Alcoholic Press: Poetry Reading Video (April 7, 2020)

Undeniable: Writers Respond to Climate Change Anthology & Luminaire Award Nominee (Alternating Current Press): “Watershed” (print, February, 2020)

The London Reader: “Passengers” (print, Winter, 202p)


Yes, Poetry: “Greenhouse, glasshouse it’s all the same & broken” (online, October, 2019)

Potomac Review: “Solastalgia” (print, Issue 65, Fall, 2019)

Riggwelter: “Induction” from Taming (online, October, 2019)

Still: “Baptism by Fire” (online, June, 2019)*Pushchart Prize Nomination

Travelin’ Appalachians Revue Zine: “The Old Toot-N-Tellem” (limited edition print, June, 2019)

Cento Challenge: quote from “Shadowbox” (online, June, 2019)

The Minnesota Review: “Ship of Theseus” (online & print, Issue 92, Spring 2019)

The Maine Review: “In Search of a Karass” (print, Issue 5.1, 2019)

The Hellebore: “Shadowbox” (online, Spring 2019)

The Indianapolis Review: “Judgement” (online, Spring 2019)

Women Speak: “Night Garden” (print & FRANK Gallery exhibit, March 2019)

Euphony: “Non-conformist Northern Flicker” (online & print, Winter, 2019)

The New Southern Fugitives: “Lessons in Mining” and “Bonfires” (online, February 2019)

Glass Poetry Chapbook Series Semi-Finalist: danse macabre Chapbook (2019)

My Small Press Writing Day: The Fight to Write essay (online, January, 2019)

Barnhouse: “Give the Bard a Hep A Shot” (online & print, Issue One, January 2019)

Barren Magazine: “Flood Diorama” (online, January, 2019)


America’s Emerging Poets 2018 Southeast Region Anthology (Z Publishing): “Country Roads” (print, December, 2018)

Minola Review: “Hunting Ground” (online, December 2018)

So It Goes (Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library, IN): “Ism” (print, Issue 7, Fall 2018)

Five:2:One: “Fire-tongued Labyrinth” and “Fresco Inamorata” (online, Fall 2018)

Queen Mob’s Teahouse: “House of Horrors” poetic sequence (online, 2018) (removed by my request)

Entropy: “Hell’s Gate”; “Birds of Prey”; “Broken Wing Act”; and “Tilt-A-Whirl” (online, 2018) (removed by my request)

Barzakh: “Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot” (online, 2018)

Looking at Appalachia: “For Want of an Ark” (online, 2018)

Crack the Spine anthology: “Driftwood” (print, 2018)

White Ash Literary Journal: “Formative” (print, #7 Thriving, 2018)

Bone & Ink Press Chapbook Series Finalist (2018)


Tar River Poetry: “Trestle” (print, Spring, 2017)

Southword: “Formative” (online, 2017)

Appalachian Heritage: “The Parting Glass” and “Seafarers” (print & online, Volume 45, Number 1, Winter 2017)

Rust + Moth: “The Snow Angel (L’Ange de Neige)” (print & online, 2017)


Spillway: “Snow Cream” (print, #24, Seasons, June, 2016)

Big Muddy: “The Stone Age” (print, Volume 16.2)

The Cape Rock: “The Ethics of Horses” (print, Volume 44.1&44.2, Fall, 2016)

Poet Lore: “No Trespassing” (print, Volume 111, Number 1/2, Spring/Summer 2016)

Appalachian Journal: “Cover Us With Mountains” (print, Volume 43 No 34, Spring/Summer, 2016)

Somos (Brown University): “Border (Frontera)”; “The Bullfighter & the Empress”; “The Hunter’s Trap” (print & online”, Spring, 2016)

The Galway Review: “Avaricious Symbiosis”; “Colosseum”; “Midnight in Waterford”; “Crossroads”; and “Kylemore Abbey” ( “online, 2016)

Firewords Quarterly: “Hibernation” (print, Issue 7, Dark/Light, 2016)

Coldfront: “The Way We Look at Horses” Music Review (online, 2016)

From the Depths (Haunted Waters Press): “The Farm” and “First Date” (Penny Fiction Contest Runnerup) (print & online, Issue 13, 2016)

Dirty Chai: “Idyll” (print, Living Color, 2016)

Delirious Anthology (Nightballet Press): “No Atlas” (print, 2016)

Prince Tribute Anthology (Yellow Chair Press): “His Orchestra” (print, 2016)


RAINN Benefit Album: “Gargoyles” (audio, 2015)

Gray Wolf Press: Katie Ford “Blood Lyrics” Book Review (blurb online, 2014)

Simon & Schuster: “Beatles vs. Stones” Book Review (print, 2013)

University of Maryland: Review Cited as “Excellent Example of Critical Writing” (print & lecture, 2008)

No Depression: Various Music Reviews (online, 2008)

The Charleston Gazette: Various Concert and Theatre Reviews (print, 2009-Present)

Falling Star: “Glendalough” (print, 2006)

SunOasis: “Arrival Gate” and “Clandestine” (online, 2004)

The Pedestal: “Democratic Pomp” and “No Patriot Here” (online, 2004)

LYNX: Various Haikus and Tankas (online, 2004)

Eye Candy: “Amber Glass Father” (print, 2004)

Bohème: “Heir” and “Daemon” (online, 2004)

Color Wheel: “Arrival Gate” (print, 2004)

ink!: “Clandestine” (print, 2004)

The Beat: “Arrival Gate” and “Glendalough” (online, 2004)

Labyrinth (Meeting of the Minds Press): “Glendalough”; “Arrival Gate”; “Clandestine”; “Infinite”; “Kamikaze”; and “The Evening News” (print & online – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 5, 2004)

Muruch: Various Music Reviews (online, 2000-Present)

-Reviews for Various Other Publishers, Record Labels, Artists, PR Agents, and Websites, including Harper Collins, Sony, Universal, EMI, Columbia Records, The Smithsonian’s Folkways Recordings, WV Symphony, and Mountain Stage.

-Quotes and Links in The Guardian, VH1’s Best Week Ever Blog, Toronto Star newspaper, The Telegram newspaper, MSN’s Money Central Blog, Woodstock Film Festival, Various Artist Websites, Press Releases, and Wikipedia pages. (2000-2015)


All original poetry, writing, and artwork posted directly to this website are © 2023 V. C. McCabe – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED – and may not be posted elsewhere without permission.


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