Winner of the 2021 Lauria/Frasca Poetry Prize. The poems collected in SUNSET CUE have a rare, mystical quality. Through her observant eye, love of science and nature, and poetic alchemy, Angie Macri transmutes her subjects-red-winged blackbirds, a garden at the end of fall, children at play-from the physical into the metaphysical.
Angie Macri was born and raised in southern Illinois, where her mother's family has lived for more than two centuries. Her father's family comes from Calabria by way of Seattle, Washington, and Brooklyn, New York: her grandfather was born in Roccella Ionica, and her grandmother's parents were born in Longobucco. Her first book Underwater Panther (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2015) won the Cowles Poetry Book Prize. An Arkansas Arts Council fellow, she lives in Hot Springs.