Beth Mulcahy is a poet and writer whose work has appeared in Full House Literary, Roi Faineant Press, Sledgehammer Lit, Rejection Letters, and scissors & spackle, among others. She writes to bridge the gaps between history and the self, between hurt and healing. Beth lives in Ohio with her husband and two children. She works for a company that provides technology to people without natural speech.

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Recent Work

"I Have Something To Say About Potatoes"

"watching potatoes she helped dig out/turn poison and disintegrate/to ash in her mother's hands"

"The Shawl"

"If you bury your face in it and breathe very deeply you can still smell the woman whose shoulders it once kept warm."

"General Sherman's Baggage"

"Imagine the layers of rings around his heart."

My work deals with bridging the gap between generations and self, hurt and healing and explores the place where surviving and enduring morph into thriving and reclaiming. I feel that my work can serve as a reminder that even though things can get shaky, there is a way to firmer ground.

—Interview with Aura Martin

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I'm available for readings, collaborations, & more; I'd love to speak with you!