Rose McLarney’s book The Always Broken Plates of Mountains, will be published by Four Way Books in 2012. McLarney earned her MFA from Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers and is the Joan Beebe Teaching Fellow at the college. She grew up in rural western North Carolina, where she continues to live and raise a variety […]
Blackberries, suspended in moonshine, enlarged with alcohol, skins stretched taut, almost to bursting and preserved, sit on the shelf. They wait, purple and potent, with the promise that, if we drink, our skins will press together, and our lips will split in speech.