Jim McGarrah

Jim McGarrah’s poems and essays have appeared most recently or are forthcoming in Bayou Magazine, Breakwater, Café Review, Cincinnati Review, Connecticut Review, Elixir Magazine, GreenBriar Review, and North American Review.

He is the author of two books of poetry, Running the Voodoo Down, which won a book award from Elixir Press in 2003 and When the Stars Go Dark, which became part of Main Street Rag’s Select Poetry Series in 2009. He has also written a memoir of the Vietnam War entitled A Temporary Sort of Peace (Indiana Historical Society Press, 2007) that won the Eric Hoffer Award for Legacy Nonfiction and The End of an Era, a nonfiction account of life in the American counter-culture during the 1960’s and 1970’s, published in 2011 by Ink Brush Press.

McGarrah has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a finalist twice in the James Hearst Poetry Contest. He is editor, along with Tom Watson, of Home Again: Essays and Memoirs from Indiana. Any of McGarrah’s books may be ordered from your local bookstore or purchased on line at Amazon. Barnes & Noble, or Powell’s Books.