Margaret McCarthy's poetry has appeared in numerous literary magazines, journals and anthologies including: The Pagan Muse:
McCarthy's stage plays use the heightened language of her poetry as their basis.
Her stage play DEIRDRE RETROGRADE is based on her own cycle of poems about the heroine of Irish myth. It resulted from McCarthy's ongoing involvement with the literature of Celtic myth, which has been a continual source of inspiration for her creative work. The play was read at La Mama Theatre, NYC, as part of its Experiments Reading Series.
She is a member of PEN USA and The Dramatists Guild of America.
McCarthy has read her poetry at a variety of venues in the New York area, including WNYC FM's "Poetry in the Morning". She has been a guest at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Ragdale Foundation and The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, all of which have awarded her writing fellowships.
She works as a professional photographer in New York City; her landscape photographs and images based on Celtic myth have been widely exhibited.