Caitlin McGill's work has been supported by the Bread Loaf Writers' conference, The Ragdale Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and has appeared or is forthcoming in Blackbird, The Chattahoochee Review, Consequence, Iron Horse Literary Review, The Southeast Review, Vox, War, Literature, & the Arts, and several other magazines. She is a 2016 St. Botolph Emerging Artist Award winner and the 2014 winner of Crab Orchard Review's Rafael Torch Nonfiction Literary Award. She recently completed a memoir about intergenerational trauma, inherited survival mechanisms, immigration, race, class, addiction, mental illness, war, and the cost of ignoring our histories. One essay from her book was named a Notable in The Best American Essays 2016.
M.F.A., Emerson College
Areas of Expertise
- Creative Writing
- Online Education
- “There You Are.” The Chattahoochee Review
- “Sirens.” Entropy Magazine
- “Uncertainty.” War, Literature, & the Arts
- “Paved in Gold.” Consequence.
- “On Breaking the Rule of Detachment.” GrubWrites
- “Beyond Grief.” Blackbird
- “I Teach, Therefore I Essay.” Inside Higher Ed
- “My Father Voted for Trump.” Vox
- “Museum of Endangered Sounds.” The Southeast Review
- “Items to Survive.” Iron Horse Literary Review.
- “On Delight.” Two Cities Review
- “The Girl Who Lives in the Stars.” America is Not the World Anthology
- “Alligator Alley” & "To Sleep.” Gravel Magazine
For essay titled “How Much for That Pair of Shoes?”
Notable Essay: “Silent Interrogations” published in The Southeast Review. Issue 33.2.