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Marisa Siegel

Connection to Illinois: Siegel lives, writes, & edits in Evanston.

Biography: Marisa Siegel is a writer and an editor. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her debut poetry chapbook FIXED STARS is out now from Burrow Press & her essay “Inherited Anger” appears in the anthology BURN IT DOWN (Seal Press, 2019). Poems have recently appeared or are soon forthcoming in Voicemail Poems, HAD, Autofocus, Tupelo Quarterly, the tiny, Sweet: A Literary Confection, Khôra, The Broadkill Review, & Pigeon Pages. She is senior acquiring editor for trade at Northwestern University Press, & an editor-at-large for The Rumpus.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

Fixed Stars
ISBN: 1941681204 OCLC: 1320853029

Burrow Press 2022

In Fixed Stars, Marisa Siegel investigates the in-between: windows, porches, drawers, bedrooms, and basements are portals to examine how language shapes and is shaped, and to what ends. With original artwork by Trisha Previte, Fixed Stars is a lush voyage through trauma and toward the reestablishment of hope.