Dec 2015 - "A Purple Heart", a chapter from M.B.'s upcoming memoir, Beginner's Mind, will
be featured in a 2016 online issue of Slippery Elm.
DEC 2015 - M.B.'s poem "Sugaring" will be featured in the Winter/Spring 2016 issue of
Naugatuck River Review.
DEC 2015 – M.B. and Bob Calabrese read from their writings at the Dan Pels Poetry Show at
Wine-Me in Daytona Beach.
Dec 2015 - M.B.'s poem "Ocracoke" will be featured in the Spring 2016 issue of The Briar Cliff
Dec 2015 - "The Good Thief", a chapter from M.B.'s upcoming memoir, Beginner's Mind, will
be featured in a 2016 issue of Carolina Quarterly.
Nov 2015 - "Ex-patriots", a chapter from M.B.'s upcoming memoir, Beginner's Mind, will be
featured in the June, 2016 issue of Chautauqua.
Nov 2015 – 2015 Ina Coolbrith Poetry Contest Grand Prize awarded by M.B for Joyce Odam's
poem "White Elephant".
Nov 2015 – . M.B. presented the session Training Our Ears: Poetic Devices That Render Free
Verse Not So Free After All at the 2015 Other Words Conference, St. Augustine, FL, hosted by
the Florida Literary Arts Coalition
Oct 2015 - M.B. and David Axelrod sat down with Rick de Yampert of the Daytona Beach
News Journal to discuss their new roles as Volusia County's first poets laureate. The article
and video can be found here.
Sept 2015 - See Kickstand Poetry's interview of M.B.on the writing process behind The Lame
Sept 2015 - M.B.'s poem "Parousia" will be featured in a 2016 issue of Tar River Poetry.
Aug 2015 - M.B.selected as the 2015 Volusia County Poet Laureate, sharing the position
with David Axelrod of Daytona Beach.
Aug 2015 - M.B.'s chapbook Advantages of Believing was published by Finishing Line Press.
Aug 2015 - M.B. will serve this Fall as Grand Prize judge in the 96th annual poetry
competition for the Ina Coolbrith Circle (ICC). The ICC is the oldest continuously running
poetry circle in the nation, founded by California's first poet laureate.
July 2015 - M.B.'s poem "Empirical God" will be featured in the December 2015 issue of
June 2015 – M.B.'s poem "The Breakfast Piece" will be featured in an upcoming issue of The
May 2015 - M.B. is announced as a 2015 Volusia County Poet Laureate nominee.
April 2015 – Find M.B.’s recently published review of Rebecca Foust’s award-winning poetry
collection, Paradise Drive, in The Collagist.
APRIL 2015 – As featured Poet, M.B. conducted a poetry workshop and poetry reading at Mt.
Dora’s Annual Poetry Under the Oaks celebration in Central Florida.
April 2015 - M.B. and several Corvid Writers attended the 2015 AWP Annual Conference in
Minneapolis, Minnesota this Spring. M.B. read her poetry at an off-site event hosted by
Naugatuck River Review on Friday, April 10, at the Rare Steak and Sushi restaurant. And, it
was standing room only at the GAMUT GALLERY in Minneapolis for the Wine and Words
poetry reading by Utah State Press. May Swenson Award winners M.B. McLatchey, Luisa
Igloria, Travis Mossotti, and Dan Rzicznek were featured.
Mar 2015 - M.B. is thrilled to announce that she has joined hands with agent Christopher
Rhodes for her recently-completed manuscript, Beginner's Mind, an educational memoir
about a revolutionary teacher in the 1960's.
Feb 2015 - M.B. is announced as a 2015 Florida Poet Laureate nominee.
January 2015 - M.B. was awarded the 2014 FLP Chapbook Prize by Finishing Line Press for
her poetry collection Advantages of Believing. Publication forthcoming in 2015.
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