Anne Marie Macari is the author of five collections of poetry. Her first, Ivory Cradle: Poems, won the APR/Honickman first book prize. She is also the co-editor of Lit From Inside: 40 Years of Poetry from Alice James Books and her poetry and prose has been widely published in magazines. In Heaven Beneath: Poems (Persea), Macari writes about loss as she explores the illness of a parent and the parallel ongoing degradation and destruction of the planet and its creatures. Beneath “paved-over space,” in the deep currents of a river or the shadows of trees, there’s another world, and she summons mystery, energy, and a longing to enter, to touch, our heaven beneath, to walk with loss.