Nov 2014 - M. B., Catherine Prescott and M.L Williams, presented the panel session Is This
Poem About You? The Counterfeit Voice in Poetry at the 2014 Other Words Conference,
sponsored by The Florida Literary Arts Coalition at Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida.
Nov 2014 - M. B.'s poem "The Bath" won Semi-Finalist in the Naugatuck River Review' 6th
Annual Narrative Poetry Contest, and will be published in the forthcoming 2015 Winter issue
of Naugatuck River Review.
Jan 2014 - Hear M.B.'s interview with Tom Williams on Utah Public Radio's Wednesday's
Access Utah show. UPR is a member of National Public Radio (NPR).
Oct/Nov 2013 - M.B. read from her new book, The Lame God, at the Utah Humanities Book
Festival. Venues included Utah State University and Brigham Young University. A video of
her BYU reading can be found here.
June 2013 - M. B.'s poem "Bingo Night" won first place in the 2012 Adirondack Review's 46er
Prize for Poetry. Her poem has been published in the 2013 Summer issue of The
May 2013 - M. B.'s poem "Amber Alert" won first place in the 2013 New South Writing
Contest. Her poem is forthcoming in the 2013 Summer issue of new south: Georgia State
University's Journal of Art & Literature.
April 2013 - M. B.'s debut poetry collection The Lame God was awarded the 16th Annual May
Swenson Poetry Award by Utah State University Press. Judge for the annual award was
Jan 2012 - M. B. McLatchey was awarded the 2011 American Poet Prize by The American
Poetry Journal for her poem "1-800-THE-LOST". Her poem will be featured in the 2012
Spring issue of The American Poetry Journal.
Dec 2011 - M. B.'s poem "Catharsis" won Finalist in the Erskine J. Poetry Prize contest and
will be published in the forthcoming 2012 Spring issue of Smartish Pace.
Spring 2011 - M.B.'s article "Spiritual Redemption in a World of Crime: Carolina Garcia-
Aguilera and Barbara Parker" was published in The Majorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of
February 2008 - M. B. McLatchey's poems “The Lame God” and “Melville’s Reader” will be
featured in the Summer 2008 issue of The Spoon River Poetry Review.
January 2008 - M. B. McLatchey's poem "Oaths, Curses, Blessings" will be featured in the
Spring 2008 edition of the Georgetown Review.
November 2007 - Two poems by M.B. McLatchey, "Arcadia" and "Snow Globe", will be
featured in the next issue of Cider Press Review, Volume 9, Spring 2008.
Sep 2007 - M. B. read her award-winning piece ISMS for the 2007 National Literary Awards
Reading on September 24 at the Shirley Recital Hall on the campus of Salem College,
Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
September 2007 - Three poems by M. B. McLatchey were recently awarded the distinction of
Special Merit and will be featured in the January 2008 issue of The Comstock Review.
July 2007 - M. B. McLatchey has been awarded the 2007 Spoon River Poetry Review Editors’
Prize for her poem "The Rape of Chryssipus". Her poem will be featured in the Fall 2007
edition of The Spoon River Poetry Review.
April 2007 - M. B. McLatchey has been named the winner of The 2007 Penelope Niven
Creative Nonfiction Award by the Salem College Center for Women Writers.
December 2006 - It may have been frigid outside, but the reception and mood inside was
warm. M. B. McLatchey, Dawn Paul, and Elizabeth Rollins read selections from their new and
published works at The Center for New Words in Cambridge, Massachusetts. M. B., featured
reader for the evening, read from her new poetry collection, The Immortals, and excerpts from
her recently completed memoir, Fire Starter.
September 2006 - M. B. McLatchey's poem "Odalisque " was chosen this month as a finalist
for The Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award 2006. Her poem will appear in an upcoming issue
of The Comstock Review.
In the News (cont.):
Volusia County Florida Poet Laureate
Winner of 2011 American Poet Prize