Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello

Miami, FL

Author's Bio

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello is the author of Hour of the Ox, which won the 2015 AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry, and Last Train to the Midnight Market (2013), and has received poetry fellowships from Kundiman and the Knight Foundation, among others. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best New Poets 2015, Columbia: A Journal of Literature & Art, Narrative Magazine, Southern Humanities Review, and more. She serves as co-founder and managing editor for Print-Oriented Bastards, a contributing editor for Florida Book Review, and producer for The Working Poet Radio Show. Visit her at

Publications and Prizes

Best New Poets 2015
(Meridian, 2015)
Columbia Journal, Lunch Ticket
Last Train to the Midnight Market
(Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Prizes Won: 
Academy of American Poets Prize, Albion Review Poetry Prize, AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry, John S. and James L. Knight Fellowship, Kundiman Asian American Fellowship

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Asian American
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South Korea
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Ithaca, NY
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Last updated: Dec 18, 2015