Underwater Panther (Paperback)

By Angie Macri

Southeast Missouri State Univ Press, 9780996259613, 88pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2015

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“The poems in Angie Macri’s gorgeous debut collection Underwater Panther have at their center landscape and place, exploring and excavating the neglected geographies of the Mississippi River and the communities that settled along its sandy banks. The poems seamlessly blend mythology with history to create a new kind of pastoral, part elegy, part ode, and all heart. These poems will wear you smooth as a riverbed rock in the timelessness of our impermanence.” —Stacey Lynn Brown, author of Cradle Song

About the Author

Angie Macri was born and raised in southern Illinois, where her mother’s family has lived for more than two centuries. After studying at the University of Arkansas, she has worked in Arkansas as a technical writer and educator. An Arkansas Arts Council fellow, she lives in Hot Springs.

Her poems have been included in Arts & Letters, Best New Poets, Cimarron Review, A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry, New Madrid, The Southern Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, and other journals. Her chapbook Fear Nothing of the Future or the Past, which works with H.D.’s Helen in Egypt, the mounds around Helena, Arkansas, and the paintings of Carroll Cloar, was published by Finishing Line Press. Underwater Panther is her first full-length book publication.