The staff of The Southern Review congratulates our former resident scholar Jen McClanaghan. Jen’s poetry manuscript, “River Legs,” has been selected by Nikky Finney for Kore Press’s first- book prize and will be published in 2014. The manuscript was also a finalist for the Dorset Prize and the National Poetry Series.
Jen was educated at Antioch College, Columbia University, and Florida State University. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker (the poem from which will be included in The Best American Poetry 2013), The Iowa Review, and New England Review. Currently, she is an assistant professor at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas, where she lives with her husband and their son.