"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Monday Must Read!

McNally03This week meet Robert Aquinas McNally, the author or coauthor of nine books of nonfiction, with a tenth in the works, and the author of four poetry chapbooks and the full-length collection Simply to Know Its Name, which won the Grayson Books Poetry Prize in 2014 and was published by Grayson Books this past April. His poems have appeared in a long list of anthologies and journals, including Ecotone, Spillway, Snowy Egret, Quiddity, RiverSedge, Blueline, Minnetonka Review, Sanskrit Literary Arts Magazine, Soundings East, and Runes. Five times his poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. A member of the National Association of Science Writers and the Western Writers of America, McNally has also written news, features, and essays about the wild, particularly in the American West. He wanders, wonders, and writes in Northern California.

Get Robert’s book! Simply to Know Its Name on Grayson Books:


A Reading of Poems, Plus a Commentary on Poetry and Awe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP3f8lyw50E

Read more from Robert online 🙂

Sheepshead” http://www.decompmagazine.com/sheepshead.htm

Passage” http://minnetonkareview.com/IssueSeven/robert_aquinas_mcnally.html

Red Fox” http://www.versedaily.org/2015/redfox.shtml

Great Blue Heron” http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/gallery.php?item=19848


Happy Reading!



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