MFA in Creative Writing

A Center for Literary Arts and Publishing Practice

Melanie McCabe, 2005

Melanie McCabe

Melanie McCabe received her master in fine arts degree from Mason. She is the author of His Other Life: Searching For My Father, His First Wife, and Tennessee Williams, to be published this fall by the University of New Orleans Press. She is also the author of two poetry collections: History of the Body and What The Neighbors Know. Her essays and poems have appeared in Shenandoah, The Georgia Review, The Massachusetts Review, Best New Poets, and numerous other journals.

Melanie has been a finalist for Shenandoah's Graybeal-Gowan Award, Mid-American Review's poetry contest, the Bright Hill Press Book Prize, the Wabash Poetry Prize, the Pablo Neruda Prize, and the May Swenson Award.

She will be a speaker at this year's Tennessee Williams Literary Festival.

Closer to home, Melanie has read at Mason’s Fall for the Book festival, and takes part in other Mason-hosted or related events as an alumni representative. She is an active part of the virtual and real community of Mason MFA alums, helping foster a sense of connection and mutual support for students and alumni of the program.