Donald McCarthy


May 2018 - Flash fiction. "The Exhibits" published in The Virginia Normal, Virginia University's Literary Journal.

April 2018 - Short story "Transportation Method" in The Manhattanville Review, an online journal of literature.

March 2018 - Opinion piece in The Irish Times on March 17, 20018.

July 2017 - Essay appearing in "Approaching Twin Peaks: Critical Essays on the Original Series" available for sale on amazon.

July 2017 - Essay entitled "Saving Hitler's Life" appearing in "The Man in The High Castle" available on amazon

May 2017 - 'Schism in the Sky' appearing in Weirdbook #35 Paperback – May 20, 2017

May 2017 - ‘How’s Annie?’: Why the Rebus of ‘Twin Peaks’ Is the Point, Not the Problem in New York Observer.

April 2017 - No Country for Peaceful Men: The United States Covets War, and Syria is a Convenient Enemy

February 2017 - The Power and Limits of Political Art in the Time of Trump

February 2017 - A People Ignored: The Future of Protest in America

January 2017 - A Different Me short story in Adelaide Magazine that was an honorable mention in Glimmer Train's 2016 New Writer award. Available at

January 2017 - How Can Democrats Reach Millennials? It's Easy: Climate Change


Donald McCarthy currently lives on Long Island in New York. He is a graduate of City College of New York's MFA program and tutors and teaches at SUNY Old Westbury. His writing has appeared in Salon, Alternet, Pseudopod, The Progressive Populist, Screen Spy, KZine, The Washington Pastime, and more. He is currently an ongoing writer for the website Drunk Monkeys where he writes about all sorts of topics from politics to television to the films of David Lynch.

Because everyone loves to hear about favorites, here are his: his favorite film is Mulholland Drive, favorite book is Duma Key, favorite poem is Richard Cory, favorite album is The Rising, and favorite television show is The Sopranos.

Oddly enough, he has an extreme dislike of cheese and doesn't see what's so special about the beach.