bio

KayakJen McClanaghan grew up in New Canaan, Connecticut. She earned her undergraduate degree from Antioch College then moved to New York City where she worked in publishing for seven years, including a job as a photo editor for the National Audubon Society Field Guides. She graduated from Columbia University with an MFA (2004) and Florida State University with a PhD (2009).

As a resident scholar at The Southern Review,, she edited the Spring 2010 Americana issue and taught in LSU's English department. Currently she's an Assistant Professor and Writer-in-Residence at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.