Marilyn Annucci Poetry Reading

April 11, 2018 at 7:00pm

Marilyn Annucci of Madison, Wisconsin named winner of the 2018 Press 53 Award for Poetry for The Arrows That Choose Us. Ms. Annucci is the author of two chapbooks-Waiting Room, winner of the 2102 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize (Hill-Stead Museum, 2012), and Luck (Parallel Press, 2000). Originally from Massachusetts, Marilyn has lived in Madison, Wisconsin, for twenty years, and teaches at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, where she is Professor of English in the Department of Languages and Literatures.


Marilyn Annucci's book, The Arrows That Choose Us, is the winner of the 2018 Press 53 Poetry Award, and you can find the book at Press 53. Marilyn is also the author of two chapbooks: Waiting Room, which won the 2012 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize (Hill-Stead Museum), and Luck (Parallel Press). Her work has appeared in various journals, including Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Rattle, North American Review, Wisconsin People & Ideas, Verse Wisconsin, VerseWrights, and Antiphon. Her work is also in the 2017 edition of New Poetry from the Midwest (New American Press, 2017). She is a professor in the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. Find her at



The Arrows That Choose Us is the winner of the 2018 Press 53 Poetry Award, forthcoming in April 2018.

Waiting Room is the winner of the 2012 Hillstead Museum Sunken Garden Poetry Prize. $10.00. Order directly from Marilyn.

Luck, Parallel Press

“There’s a wry compassion for the human in all of the various, exquisite poems in this collection WAITING ROOM. Sometimes the speaker is the one on the cross, or at the crossroads, sometimes it is a stray dog, or a loved one with Parkinson’s. The imagination is our angel, the speaker knows, and language is the unsentimental, inventive, tender genius that makes poems like this possible. Superb work.” — Tony Hoagland