“Like all good folklore, the poems in Salvatore Marici’s Mortals, Nature, and their Spirits read at once meditative and elemental; they seem ‘to talk and laugh with deities.’ The labyrinth, a central image of this rich collection, is not designed to confound—‘the curvy path has neither tricks nor decisions for me to make.’ Instead, Marici’s labyrinth leads to wisdom and a greater awareness of self.”
—Stephen Frech, Associate Professor of English, Millikin University, and author of A Palace of Strangers Is No City
“Mortals, Nature, and their Spirits by Salvatore Marici is an enchanting array of rhythmic encounters, sensual visions, and perceptive reflections of mysteries and magic of Nature and Nature people. It is a sacred poetic journey well crafted and well taken.” — Rev. Selena Fox, Senior, Minister, Circle Sanctuary
About the author: Salvatore Marici has had his poetry appear in several magazines, anthologies, and web journals including Circle Magazine, Off Channel, Slow Trains (online), Descant and Sweet Lemons 2: International Writings with a Sicilian Accent (Legas, 2010). He has placed and has been a finalist in several poetry contests and was the 2010 Midwest Writing Center’s poet-in-residence. He is a periodic feature poet in the Bucktown Revue.
Marici served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and he is a civil servant retiree who worked for the Army, mainly with the job title of Agronomist. At both jobs, he managed natural resources.
14 April 2013 – 11:15 AM: Book signing at Unity Church of Bonita Springs Florida
17 May 2013: Featured poet at the Bucktown Revue
5 June 2014 – 7:00 PM Reading performance at the Bettendorf Public Library
Additional events will be announced as they are scheduled.
August 25, 1-3 pm, Readmore Book World and Rock Shop. Reading at 1pm, signing until 3pm
September 30, at 10am. Reading and discussion at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities, Davenport.
June 14, 7 pm, Figge Art Musuem, Davenport, Iowa
June 16, Noon – 3 pm, Book Rack, Book Rack Plaza, Moline, Il
June 17 – 24: Writing the Elements workshop at the Pagan Spirit Gathering, Circle Sanctuary
July 24 7pm G’s Riverfront Café Port Byron IL
July 28, 2-4pm, Midwest Writing Center, Davenport, Iowa
August 2, 7 pm, reading at Institute of Cultural and Healing Traditions, Quad Cities Institute