Micah McCrary

Educator | Essayist | Book Gossip

“A Natural American” in Appalachian Heritage


My essay “A Natural American” is now available online from the spring 2017 issue of Appalachian Heritage, a journal focused on “the work of emerging and established writers throughout Appalachia and beyond, offering readers literature that is thoughtful, innovative, and revelatory.” You can read my essay, and much more work from the spring issue, here.


Interview with Kristen Radtke


I’m very happy to have had the chance to talk with the dear and inimitable Kristen Radtke, whose graphic memoir Imagine Wanting Only This will completely steal your heart.

You can read our interview here.

New Work in Slag Glass City


My essay “Metropolis” is now available at Slag Glass City, a “creative nonfiction and multidisciplinary media journal engaged with sustainability, identity, and art in urban environments.” They are “equally enthralled by interrogative art and performance that values social justice and queerness, reinvents form, and honors the green human need to pursue pleasure, beauty, and joy.” You can find my essay here.

New Work in New Mexico Review

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Today marks the release of Issue 5 of New Mexico Review, which contains my essay “Hair.” You can read the issue, with all its bright poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, here!

Work Forthcoming in ‘The Swamp’


My essay “Island in the City” is forthcoming in The Swamp Literary Magazine. Feel free to check out their most current issue here!

Interview with José Orduña


“My Story Doesn’t Begin When I Was Born,” my interview with José Orduña, author of The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration & Displacement, appears today at the Los Angeles Review of Books. You can read our interview here.

An Idea of Prague


My essay “An Idea of Prague” is now available to read here, in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of South 85 Journal.