In the Gem Mine Capital of the World by Rose McLarney (Inch #43)


by Rose McLarney

Inch #43, Summer 2020
22 pages, saddle-stapled
ISSN: 1932-6149

release date: July 28, 2020



Franklin, a small town in Western North Carolina where rubies and sapphires have been mined for generations, has earned the moniker “The Gem Capital of the World.” In her stirring short collection, In the Gem Mine Capital of the World, Rose McLarney delicately unearths the true meaning of the mines, of their gems and their histories.

Includes the poems “Mine,” “Realizing,” “In the Gem Mine Capital of the World,” “A Great Many Discoveries,” “Fossils Aren’t Found in Appalachia,” “Heart,” “Given,” “If One Says ‘Red’,” and “Question.”

Rose McLarney’s collections of poems are Forage and Its Day Being Gone, both from Penguin
Poets, as well as The Always Broken Plates of Mountains, published by Four Way Books. She
is co-editor of A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia, from University of Georgia Press,
and the journal Southern Humanities Review. Her work has appeared in publications including
Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, New England Review, Prairie Schooner, Missouri Review, and Oxford American.

Additional information

Weight .1 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 4.25 × .2 in


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