Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello

Miami, FL, USA

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About Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello is the author of Hour of the Ox (University of Pittsburgh, 2016), which won the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and Florida Book Award bronze medal for poetry, and was a finalist for the Milt Kessler Award. She and E. J. Koh co-translated The Lightest Motorcycle in the World by Korean poet Yi Won, forthcoming June 2021 from Zephyr Press. She has received fellowships from Kundiman, the Knight Foundation, and the American Literary Translators Association, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, Best New Poets, Best Small Fictions, and more. She serves as the poetry editor for Hyphen magazine and as a program coordinator for Miami Book Fair.

What I've done

Notable accomplishments include: Hour of the Ox, AWP Donald Hall Prize, Florida Book Awards, Kundiman fellow, Knight Foundation Poetry Fellow, American Literary Translators Association, Miami Book Fair.

Who I work with

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  • Guest lectures and craft talks.
  • Workshops for all ages, including high school students.
  • Poetry manuscript consultations.
  • Judge for literary awards.