Rebecca McClanahan’s 10th book, “The Tribal Knot,” a multi-generational memoir, is forthcoming from Indiana University Press in 2013. She has also published five books of poetry, three books of writing instruction and a book of essays, “The Riddle Song and Other Rememberings,” winner of the Glasgow Prize in nonfiction. Her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, The Best American Essays, Poetry, The Pushcart Prize series and many others. She serves on the master of fine arts faculties of Queens University of Charlotte and Rainier Writing Workshop. For 15 years she was Poet-in-Residence for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, where she received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education.