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Donna French McArdle

Donna French McArdle’s poems have appeared in the anthology Lost Orchard: Prose and Poetry from the Kirkland College Community, in several literary journals including Wilderness House Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, Antioch Review, and Sixfold (Winter 2015). With a grant from the Massachusetts and Boxford Cultural Councils, she documented local farms and farm stands in Essex County Harvest 2003, and has written numerous articles on local farms and food. She earned an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and works as a writing coach for a local public school.