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Rose McLarney, an assistant professor in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts, is the recipient of the 2016 Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Achievement in Appalachian Writing. The selection committee of creative writing faculty at Morehead State University praised McLarney’s poetry for its formal variety and evocation of region and place.

Administered through the Department of English at Morehead State University, the Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing gives students the opportunity to interact with a published author writing from the region. The award, which includes a cash prize, recognizes outstanding Appalachian writers in poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Rose McLarney will be honored in a ceremony on Tuesday, Oct.11, at Morehead State University in Kentucky, where she will read from her work.

In addition to teaching creative writing courses at Auburn, McLarney also serves as the poetry editor of The Southern Humanities Review. She has published two poem collections including Its Day Being Gone and The Always Broken Plates of Mountain.

For more about McLarney, visit the College of Liberal Arts website.