Rose McLarney

Rose McLarney’s collections of poems are Forage and Its Day Being Gone, from Penguin, and The Always Broken Plates of Mountains, from Four Way Books. Her book Colorfast is forthcoming from Penguin in 2024. She is coeditor of A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia, from the University of Georgia Press, and of Southern Humanities Review. Rose is associate professor of creative writing at Auburn University.


A poet investigates how the architecture of I-houses shapes the narratives we tell about ourselves and each other.


When men end streams and make / artificial lakes, the bottoms // are blank and featureless. . . .