Jim McGarrah's poems and essays have appeared most recently in Bayou Magazine, Chamber 4, Cincinnati Review, Elixir Magazine, and North American Review. He is the author of three books of poetry; Running the Voodoo Down, which won a book award from Elixir Press in 2003; When the Stars Go Dark, which became part of Main Street Rag’s Select Poetry Series in 2009; and, newly released from Ink Brush press, Breakfast at Denny’s (Jan. 2013). 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 1960s and 1970s, published in 2011 by Ink Brush Press. McGarrah has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was a finalist twice in the James Hearst Poetry Contest. He is editor, along with Tom Watson, of Home Again: Essays and Memoirs from Indiana.
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