Tag Archives: southern Illinois

Heron Tree

Macri_HeronTree_2020.jpg“Witch Hollow Road” — a ragged sonnet — returns to the apple orchards of southern Illinois to explore our garden of origin in Heron Tree.

Lake Effect

Macri_LakeEffect_2019.jpgThe latest Lake Effect returns us to Eden with “The Dry Form, Gold as a Cross on the Church Wall, Radiates in What’s Left of the Town.” Eden began in the 1820s with a Presbyterian settlement on a small mound on the prairie. According to a 1859 history, at its beginning, Eden “was then the closest type of Eden of any spot in Illinois.”  

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