Alumna Rose McLarney (poetry, ’10) has written about her work for State, the official magazine of Oklahoma State University:

Poetry professor Rose McLarney recently published her second collection of poems,Its Day Being Gone, which won the National Poetry Series. The critically acclaimed collection examines the quality of memory as seen in centuries-old folktales and in how individuals form recollections of their lives. The second-year OSU professor received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. Her first poetry collection, The Always Broken Plates of Mountains, was published in 2012. She has won numerous awards and fellowships for her poetry. STATE asked McLarney to write something for our readers about her work. We were delighted to receive the following, which falls somewhere between prose poem and essay.

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