Tag Archives: poetry

Pushcart Prize Nomination

Macri_Quiddity2017A few days ago I received word that Quiddity has included my poem “When Beauty Was Found Sleeping” in its 2017 nominations for the Pushcart Prize. This piece is in the good company Quiddity‘s other nominations, fiction and poetry by Joanne Diaz, Elizabeth O’Brien, Heather Cox, Cindy Lam, and Charles Cote. This poem, the last in this issue, is particularly appropriate now as we face a decision to go back to sleep or to wake, as we come to understand the implications of what sleeping or waking means.

Time to wake.


Crab Orchard Review

Macri_CrabOrchard1_2017.jpg“Wishbone Road” appears in the second to last print issue of Crab Orchard Review. This journal from my parents’ alma mater Southern Illinois University at Carbondale didn’t exist when I was growing up in southern Illinois. Its work has been part of a celebration of the arts that I could only have dreamed of as a child, and I am thankful to be part of it one more time, and in this way. Respect.Macri_CrabOrchard2_2017.jpg