Jim McGarrah

Posted on 04 November 2009

Jim McGarrah’s poems, essays, and stories have appeared in many literary magazines over the past decade, most recently in After Shocks: Poems of Recovery, Bayou Magazine, Connecticut Review, Elixir Magazine, and North American Review. His play, Split Second Timing, received a Kennedy Center ACTF Award in 2001. He is the author of two award-winning books of poetry, Running the Voodoo Down and When the Stars Go Dark, and the novel Going Postal. He has been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes and a finalist twice in the James Hearst Poetry Contest. His memoir, A Temporary Sort of Peace, received the Legacy Nonfiction Award for 2010 from the Eric Hoffer Foundation. He is also co-editor of Home Again: Essays and Memoirs from Indiana and an editor at RopeWalk Press. He teaches writing at Jefferson College in Louisville.

Jim McGarrah


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