Jim McGarrah’s poems and essays appear frequently in many literary journals and magazines including Bayou Magazine, Café Review, Connecticut Review, Elixir, North American Review, Poetry Southeast, Southern Indiana Review, and Under the Sun. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of two award-winning books of poetry, Running the Voodoo Down (Elixir Press, 2003) and When the Stars Go Dark, (Main Street Rag, 2009), two memoirs, A Temporary Sort of Peace (Indiana Historical Society Press, 2007), which received the 2010 Eric Hoffer Award for Legacy Nonfiction and was a finalist for the Montaigne Medaland his newest book of nonfiction, The End of an Era (Ink Brush Press, 2011). He is editor, along with Tom Watson, of the anthology Home Again: Essays and Memoirs from Indiana (Indiana Historical Society Press, 2007). McGarrah holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MA in Liberal Studies from the University of Southern Indiana.
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