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John McCarthy, whose debut poetry collection Ghost County was published this past March, was recently reviewed at the Chicago Review of Books:
I love the Midwest. I think my work will always be influenced by the Midwest. I feel like the openness of the region lends itself to contemplation. I don’t derive much joy or inspiration from big cities or from being near water like a lot of people do. I know that sounds like a silly thing to say, but I like the ground and I like open uninterrupted space. I like my physicality to be very grounded.
Read the full interview here.
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