Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Reading by Rose McLarney

Reading by Rose McLarney

The public is invited to a reading by Rose McLarney, author of Forage, on Friday, September 20 at 6:00 p.m. at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill.

Forage, McLarney’s third collection of poetry, weaves together themes she loves: home, heritage, the South, animals, water, the environment. These intricately sequenced poems take up everything from animals’ symbolic roles in art and as indicators of ecological change to how water can represent a large, troubled system or the exceptions of smaller, purer tributaries. In her third collection, Forage, she continues to weave together themes she loves: home, heritage, the South, animals, water, the environment. These intricately sequenced poems take up everything from animals’ symbolic roles in art and as indicators of ecological change to how water can represent a large, troubled system or the exceptions of smaller, purer tributaries. At the confluence of these poems is a social commentary that goes beyond lamenting environmental degradation and disaster to record–and augment–the beauty of the world in which we live.

Rose McLarney is the author of Its Day Being Gone, winner of the National Poetry Series, and The Always Broken Plates of Mountains, published by Four Way Books. A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia, which she is co-editing, is forthcoming from University of Georgia Press. Rose has been awarded fellowships by the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences; served as Dartmouth Poet in Residence at the Frost Place; and has received other prizes such as Fellowship of Southern Writers’ New Writing Award for Poetry. Her work has appeared in publications including The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, New England Review, Prairie Schooner, The Missouri Review, The Oxford American magazine, and many other journals. Rose earned her MFA from Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers and has taught at the college, among other institutions. Currently, she is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Auburn University and Co-Editor in Chief and Poetry Editor of the Southern Humanities Review.

The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Co-sponsored by the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn.

For more information on the program, call 334-844-4903 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah.  

Last Updated: September 19, 2019