Dec. 2017 - M.B..’s poem, “Bad Apology," is featured in one of the newest and coolest online journals in the South -- SWWIM (Supporting Women Writers in
Nov. 2017 - Upcoming Poetry Workshop series. Discover how to craft poems that listen and respond to the world around us during National Poetry Month next
April. M.B. will be conducting poetry workshops each Wednesday at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Sign up now for Pictures Worth a Thousand Words: Poetry
Workshop for National Poetry Month. Admission is Free! Veterans and families welcome.
Oct, 2017 - M.B.'s upcoming book, Beginner's Mind, came in as semi-finalist in the 2017 Creative Nonfiction Book Award contest by Zone 3 Press.
Oct. 2017 - M.B. joined other poets, writers, editors, agents, publishers and book sellers at the annual Other Words literary conference held this year at the
University of Tampa in Florida. Jen Karetnick, Catherine Esposito Prescott, Neil H. Spirtas and M.B. led a panel titled “Writing What We Eat: Crafting the
Culinary in Our Writing".
Aug. 2017 - Florida writer Malcolm R. Campbell comments on M.B.'s recent reflections on how to teach writing that were captured in AWP's In the Spotlight
article last month. You can read his blog article here.
Jul. 2017 - M.B. is featured in the July issue of AWP's In the Spotlight in the article
"Can Writing Be Taught? Read an Interview with M.B. McLatchey".
Here's a clip from AWP Monthly Member Updates:
Our July #AWPSPOTLIGHT member M.B. McLatchey on whether writing can be taught: "I have no doubt that writing can be taught—but here the burden
of responsibility falls mostly on the teacher, not the writer. By this I mean that writing must be taught in a way that emphasizes discovery and growth of
the student-writer’s voice, rather than emphasizing adaptation of a writer’s voice to a history of literature or to current trends in literature.” Learn more
about poet and Classics professor M.B. McLatchey at In the Spotlight today!
Jun. 2017 - M.B. will join other poets and writers this fall to lead a literary panel at the Other Words literary conference in Tampa. Stay tuned for details.
Apr. 2017 - Thanks to a Luso-American FLAD Scholarship, M.B. will be attending the 2017 Disquiet International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal this
summer. M.B. will be joining poets Erica Dawson and Denise Duhamel at this premier event that brings together writers and poets from all over the world to
work with Portuguese writers in the heart of Lisbon.
Mar. 2017 - M.B., along with Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry and poet Dr. David Axelrod, participated in a panel discussion at the 2017 First Amendment
Seminar "Speak Freely, Write Boldly" in Daytona Beach, Florida. The event was a huge success for local artists, poets and writers. About 75 people as well as
local media were in attendance.
Feb. 2017 - Much gratitude to Rosalie Gartner, Archivist and Records Coordinator at Emerson College, for tracking down a long lost high school friend, On
Rewinding, which appeared in the 1975 edition of The Emerson Review. And a belated thank you to contest judge Charles Simic for his memorable
affirmation... "Good job kid."
Jan. 2017 - The Huffington Post features M.B. in the article "To Be Published Or Not To Be Published? Today’s Climate for Poet’s Works".
Dec. 2016 - Lori Desrosiers, editor of Naugatuck River Review, has asked M.B. to read her poetry at the 2017 AWP Bookfair on Feb. 9.
Nov. 2016 - M.B. attended the 2016 Other Words Literary Conference in St. Augustine, Florida, and, along with Neil Spirtas, co-presented the session: Crying
So Hard We're Laughing: When Humor Works in Our Writing. Hosted by the Florida Literary Arts Coalition.
Oct. 2016 - "Fallen Angels", a chapter from M.B.'s upcoming book, Beginner's Mind, has been published in the Summer 2016 issue of Apeiron Review.
Sep. 2016 - "Cultures Crossing", a chapter from M.B.'s upcoming book, Beginner's Mind, will be featured in an upcoming issue of Broad Street.
Aug 2016 - M.B. will join others at the 2016 Other Words Literary Conference in St. Augustine, Florida this November 4th to focus on humor in writing. Hosted
by the Florida Literary Arts Coalition.
July 2016 - "The Good Thief", a chapter from M.B.'s upcoming book, Beginner's Mind, was published in the Summer 2016 issue of Carolina Quarterly (page
July 2016 - M.B. attended the 2016 DISQUIET International literary conference in Lisbon, Portugal. M.B.also spent several weeks in Greece and Italy.
June 2016 - "Ex-Patriots", a chapter from M.B.'s upcoming book, Beginner's Mind, was published in the June, 2016 issue of Chautauqua.
May 2016 - M.B.'s poem "Urban Helicon" will be featured in an upcoming issue of Cold Mountain Review.
May 2016 - M.B.'s poem "Ocracoke" was published in the Spring 2016 issue of The Briar Cliff Review.
Apr 2016 - M.B.'s poem "Parousia" was published in the Spring 2016 issue of Tar River Poetry.
Mar 2016 - M.B.'s poem "Sugaring", a semi-finalist in the 7th Annual Narrative Poetry Contest, was published in the Winter/Spring 2016 issue of Naugatuck
Feb 2016 - M.B. will be reading at an AWP event hosted by Naugatuck River Review on April 1st, 2:30pm at the Triple 8 Chinese restaurant near the Los
Angeles Convention Center. More details to follow.
Jan 2016 - "A Purple Heart", a chapter from M.B.'s upcoming memoir was published in the online issue of Slippery Elm.
Jan 2016 - M.B. will serve as the 2016 Grand Prize judge of the 90th Poets' Dinner Contest for the Ina Coolbrith Circle (ICC). The ICC is the oldest continuously
running poetry circle in the nation, founded by California's first poet laureate. Submission details can be found here.
Dec 2015 - "A Purple Heart", a chapter from M.B.'s upcoming memoir, Beginner's Mind, will be featured in a 2016 online issue of Slippery Elm.
DEC 2015 - M.B.'s poem "Sugaring" will be featured in the Winter/Spring 2016 issue of Naugatuck River Review.
DEC 2015 – M.B. and Bob Calabrese read from their writings at the Dan Pels Poetry Show at Wine-Me in Daytona Beach.
Dec 2015 - M.B.'s poem "Ocracoke" will be featured in the Spring 2016 issue of The Briar Cliff Review.
Dec 2015 - "The Good Thief", a chapter from M.B.'s upcoming memoir, Beginner's Mind, will be featured in a 2016 issue of Carolina Quarterly.
Nov 2015 - "Ex-patriots", a chapter from M.B.'s upcoming memoir, Beginner's Mind, will be featured in the June, 2016 issue of Chautauqua.
Nov 2015 – 2015 Ina Coolbrith Poetry Contest Grand Prize awarded by M.B for Joyce Odam's poem "White Elephant".
Nov 2015 – . M.B. presented the session Training Our Ears: Poetic Devices That Render Free Verse Not So Free After All at the 2015 Other Words Conference,
St. Augustine, FL, hosted by the Florida Literary Arts Coalition
Oct 2015 - M.B. and David Axelrod sat down with Rick de Yampert of the Daytona Beach News Journal to discuss their new roles as Volusia County's first
poets laureate. The article and video can be found here.
Sept 2015 - See Kickstand Poetry's interview of M.B.on the writing process behind The Lame God.
Sept 2015 - M.B.'s poem "Parousia" will be featured in a 2016 issue of Tar River Poetry.
Aug 2015 - M.B.selected as the 2015 Volusia County Poet Laureate, sharing the position with David Axelrod of Daytona Beach.
Aug 2015 - M.B.'s chapbook Advantages of Believing was published by Finishing Line Press.
Aug 2015 - M.B. will serve this Fall as Grand Prize judge in the 96th annual poetry competition for the Ina Coolbrith Circle (ICC). The ICC is the oldest
continuously running poetry circle in the nation, founded by California's first poet laureate.
July 2015 - M.B.'s poem "Empirical God" will be featured in the December 2015 issue of Ruminate Magazine.
June 2015 – M.B.'s poem "The Breakfast Piece" will be featured in an upcoming issue of The Drunken Boat.
May 2015 - M.B. is announced as a 2015 Volusia County Poet Laureate nominee.
April 2015 – Find M.B.’s recently published review of Rebecca Foust’s award-winning poetry collection, Paradise Drive, in The Collagist.
APRIL 2015 – As featured Poet, M.B. conducted a poetry workshop and poetry reading at Mt. Dora’s Annual Poetry Under the Oaks celebration in Central Florida.
April 2015 - M.B. and several Corvid Writers attended the 2015 AWP Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota this Spring. M.B. read her poetry at an off-
site event hosted by Naugatuck River Review on Friday, April 10, at the Rare Steak and Sushi restaurant. And, it was standing room only at the GAMUT
GALLERY in Minneapolis for the Wine and Words poetry reading by Utah State Press. May Swenson Award winners M.B. McLatchey, Luisa Igloria, Travis
Mossotti, and Dan Rzicznek were featured.
Mar 2015 - M.B. is thrilled to announce that she has joined hands with agent Christopher Rhodes for her recently-completed manuscript, Beginner's Mind, an
educational memoir about a revolutionary teacher in the 1960's.
Feb 2015 - M.B. is announced as a 2015 Florida Poet Laureate nominee.
January 2015 - M.B. was awarded the 2014 FLP Chapbook Prize by Finishing Line Press for her poetry collection Advantages of Believing. Publication
forthcoming in 2015.
Nov 2014 - M. B., Catherine Prescott and M.L Williams, presented the panel session Is This Poem About You? The Counterfeit Voice in Poetry at the 2014 Other
Words Conference, sponsored by The Florida Literary Arts Coalition at Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida.
Nov 2014 - M. B.'s poem "The Bath" won Semi-Finalist in the Naugatuck River Review' 6th Annual Narrative Poetry Contest, and will be published in the
forthcoming 2015 Winter issue of Naugatuck River Review.
Jan 2014 - Hear M.B.'s interview with Tom Williams on Utah Public Radio's Wednesday's Access Utah show. UPR is a member of National Public Radio
Oct/Nov 2013 - M.B. read from her new book, The Lame God, at the Utah Humanities Book Festival. Venues included Utah State University and Brigham
Young University. A video of her BYU reading can be found here.
June 2013 - M. B.'s poem "Bingo Night" won first place in the 2012 Adirondack Review's 46er Prize for Poetry. Her poem has been published in the 2013
Summer issue of The Adirondack Review.
May 2013 - M. B.'s poem "Amber Alert" won first place in the 2013 New South Writing Contest. Her poem is forthcoming in the 2013 Summer issue of new
south: Georgia State University's Journal of Art & Literature.
April 2013 - M. B.'s debut poetry collection The Lame God was awarded the 16th Annual May Swenson Poetry Award by Utah State University Press. Judge for
the annual award was Edward Field.
Jan 2012 - M. B. McLatchey was awarded the 2011 American Poet Prize by The American Poetry Journal for her poem "1-800-THE-LOST". Her poem will be
featured in the 2012 Spring issue of The American Poetry Journal.
Dec 2011 - M. B.'s poem "Catharsis" won Finalist in the Erskine J. Poetry Prize contest and will be published in the forthcoming 2012 Spring issue of Smartish
Spring 2011 - M.B.'s article "Spiritual Redemption in a World of Crime: Carolina Garcia-Aguilera and Barbara Parker" was published in The Majorie Kinnan
Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature.
February 2008 - M. B. McLatchey's poems “The Lame God” and “Melville’s Reader” will be featured in the Summer 2008 issue of The Spoon River Poetry
January 2008 - M. B. McLatchey's poem "Oaths, Curses, Blessings" will be featured in the Spring 2008 edition of the Georgetown Review.
November 2007 - Two poems by M.B. McLatchey, "Arcadia" and "Snow Globe", will be featured in the next issue of Cider Press Review, Volume 9, Spring 2008.
Sep 2007 - M. B. read her award-winning piece ISMS for the 2007 National Literary Awards Reading on September 24 at the Shirley Recital Hall on the campus
of Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
September 2007 - Three poems by M. B. McLatchey were recently awarded the distinction of Special Merit and will be featured in the January 2008 issue of The
July 2007 - M. B. McLatchey has been awarded the 2007 Spoon River Poetry Review Editors’ Prize for her poem "The Rape of Chryssipus". Her poem will be
featured in the Fall 2007 edition of The Spoon River Poetry Review.
April 2007 - M. B. McLatchey has been named the winner of The 2007 Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award by the Salem College Center for Women
December 2006 - It may have been frigid outside, but the reception and mood inside was warm. M. B. McLatchey, Dawn Paul, and Elizabeth Rollins read
selections from their new and published works at The Center for New Words in Cambridge, Massachusetts. M. B., featured reader for the evening, read from
her new poetry collection, The Immortals, and excerpts from her recently completed memoir, Fire Starter.
September 2006 - M. B. McLatchey's poem "Odalisque " was chosen this month as a finalist for The Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award 2006. Her poem will
appear in an upcoming issue of The Comstock Review.
Some Old News (20017 - 2006):
Volusia County Florida Poet Laureate
Winner of 2011 American Poet Prize
The Corvid Writers grew out of an
MFA program in 2002 at Goddard
College, where its eight founding
members met as graduate
students. The desire to write and
to nurture the art of others brought
them together in the mountains of
Vermont and has kept them
together ever since. Like the
Corvids they use as their symbol,
they strive to be fierce, intelligent
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