Read more about poet Anne Marie Macari

The award-winning poet and author of Ivory Cradle & Gloryland visited Smith. Find out more about her life and work...

Anne Marie Macari


Winner of Five Points’ James Dickey Prize for Poetry, Macari will discuss her work and the craft of writing at an informal Q&A session in the afternoon, followed by a reading in the evening. Macari's visit is sponsored by the Poetry Center at Smith College, and supported by the Program for the Study of Women and Gender.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
4:00 pm Smith College Poetry Center
Discussion Session and Q&A
7:30 pm Stoddard Hall Auditorium
Poetry Reading

The event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

book cover: Ivory Cradle by Anne Marie Macari         book cover: Gloryland by Anne Marie Macari

Anne Marie Macari’s Ivory Cradle was selected by Robert Creeley to win the APR/Honickman First Book prize. The collection, wrote Thomas Lux, “announces a poet fully formed…and wild to say things in ways they’ve never been said before.”

Macari’s second book, Gloryland, dubbed “sumptuously visceral” by Publisher’s Weekly, re-examines motherhood, death, birth, and rebirth, drawing on religious and secular creation myths to enact a feminist religion.

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Biography in Context
Includes an entry from Contemporary Authors, updated 2002.

Online Texts

Expanded Academic Index
Search by keyword for to find or link to poems and reviews. Use SC Links to connect to full text.

Internet Resources

Internet Site Access
Alice James Books (publisher of Gloryland)
Includes poems, interview, and audio of Macari reading.
Five Points: a Journal of Literature & Art
"Little Church" (JDP Winner for 2005)
The American Poetry Review - Ivory Cradle,
winner of the Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry
From the Fishouse
Audio archive of emerging poets


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