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Marcus Cafagna
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Marcus Cafagna is the author of three books of poetry, The Broken World (University of Illinois Press, 1996), a National Poetry Series selection, Roman Fever (Invisible Cities Press, 2001), and All the Rage in the Afterlife This Season (Finishing Line Press, 2023). His poems have also appeared in The American Poetry Review, Arts & Letters, Harvard Review, Quarterly West, Rattle, The Southern Review, and The Threepenny Review, among numerous other journals and anthologies.

Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan to a family of immigrants, many of his relatives fled fascism in Europe to settle in Detroit or New York. He teaches poetry writing at Missouri State University. He moved to the Ozarks from Philadelphia, where he coordinated the Painted Bride Art Center Poetry Series, and from Pittsburgh, where he served as a visiting writer at Carnegie Mellon University.

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