About Me

VICTORIA LYNNE MCCOY holds an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and a BA in “The Power of Words: Creative Expression as a Catalyst for Change,” focusing on activism in the arts, from the University of Redlands’ Johnston Center for Integrative Studies. Her work has appeared in Best New PoetsBlackbird, The Boiler Journal, The Collagist, Cultural Weekly, The Offing, PANK, Tinderbox, and Washington Square Review, among others. After serving as Publicist & Assistant Editor for Four Way Books, Victoria left NYC to return to her native Southern California. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Work Online


“Dumb Luck” and Regeneration” @ The Boiler Journal

“Body Count” @ The Collagist

“Bad Company” @ Blackbird

“The Year of Blue Mornings” @ Tinderbox Poetry Journal

“Interrogation” @ Tinderbox Poetry Journal

“First Catch” @ The Paris-American

“Self-Portrait as Odysseus” @ Drunken Boat

“He Visits Your City Briefly” @ Boxcar Poetry Review

3 poems at Used Furniture Review

“Aubade in Pieces” @ Four Way Review

“On the Day it Became Legal to Rape Your Wife” @ Pank Magazine

2 poems @ Union Station Magazine

Poem of the Week: Boylan Blog of Brooklyn College

Audio: Poem and interview on IndieFeed


“Thoughts on Exposure From a First-Timer”
Pop-Up Poets

“Remembering Jack Gilbert”
Marginalia, a blog from the editors of Tongue: A Journal of Writing


Best New Poets 2012 (and a list of the Final Fifty here)

Portrait by Jonathan Weiskopf

For Some Time Now: Performance Poets of New York, the photography of Jonathan Weiskopf

Good Pictures of Good Poets, the photography blog of Jonathan Weiskopf

Ask the Author: An interview for the PANK blog

 “On the Day It became Legal to Rape Your Wife” reprinted on Feministing for National Poetry Month.