Ivory Cradle (Paperback)
Poems (Apr Honickman 1st Book Prize)
Copper Canyon Press, 9780966339567, 86pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2000
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When he threatened to throw
my clothes into the lobby. With the baby to think of
I had to know when to stay or go So I headed out alone into the consoling brown light
Off the river, feeling the child
Swimming carefully inside me as I walked to see
Fra Angelico's frescoes in cells Where monks once slept and knelt, contemplated
And vanished; where in rapture he worked
fast as the plaster dried to get light to wash the wall
the way God would have done it "Ivory Cradle announces a poet fully formed, fully mature, and wild to say things in ways they've never been said before. Rarely, very rarely, is a so-sane heart so beautifully articulated. This is not just an exceptional first book, it is a flat-out exceptional book, period." --Thomas Lux "Reading Anne Marie Macari's poems I think of Jane Kenyon, in her kindred humor, quietness, fierceness, and plain integrity. But this poet is 'flowering dark.'"--Jean Valentine Anne Marie Macari lives in Mt. Kisco, New York.