Art by Kimberly Witham
[McLarney] writes uncompromising, honest poems that sound like no one else…"
Her important poems sing...with the lyric wisdom of the best poetry.”
"One of the finest mythmakers in contemporary Appalachian letters is Rose McLarney."
“I think, for now anyway, the momentum of southern poetry is with female poets: Ellen Bryant Voigt, Natasha Trethewey, the late Claudia Emerson, and now, perhaps, Rose McLarney.”
McLarney makes things matter. Her poems make you feel very deeply connected--under the skin, in the bone--and therefore more acutely alive.”