About Us

Speckled Trout Review is an independent literary magazine. We like good storytelling in poems metaphorically rich and ripe with imagery, poems in which every word counts, poems that look like poems. Good rhythm is nice, too. However, abstract is not our thing; neither is overt political stuff. Appalachian poets are welcome here, in addition to many other subjects, styles, and work from poets spanning the globe.

Kevin J. McDaniel, founder and poetry editor

In addition to two chapbooks, Family Talks (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and At the Foot of a Mountain (Old Seventy Creek Press, 2018), Kevin is the author of a book of poetry, Rubbernecking (Main Street Rag Publishing, 2019). His poems have appeared in the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Artemis Journal, AvantAppal(achia), Broad River Review, Cloudbank, Coal City Review, Common Ground Review, Evening Street Review, Floyd County Moonshine, Free State Review, Gravel, Green Briar Review, JuxtaProse, North Dakota Quarterly, Ocean State Review, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, The Offbeat, Third Wednesday, Valley Voices: A Literary Review, and others.

Nancy Dillingham, poetry editor

Nancy Dillingham’s poetry, short stories, and commentaries have appeared in a variety of literary journals, newspapers, and magazines such as the Asheville Poetry Review, Raleigh News & Observer, and Mountain Xpress.  Her poetry collection Home was nominated for a Southern Independent Booksellers’ Alliance Award.  She is a sixth generation Dillingham from Big Ivy and lives in Asheville.   


One thought on “About Us

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: