Marici served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and is a civil servant retiree who worked for the Army, mainly with the job title of Agronomist. At both jobs, he managed natural resources. His poetry has appeared in several publications including Off Channel, Slow Trains, Descant, Sweet Lemons 2: International Writings with a Sicilian Accent, and Toasted Cheese. He was the 2010 Midwest Writing Center’s poet-in-residence and is a featured poet in the Bucktown Revue. For READ LOCAL Marici will walk us through a labyrinth while he performs poems from his book Mortals, Nature, and their Spirits (Ice Cube Press). Via an enchanting array of rhythmic encounters, sensual visions, perceptive reflections of mysteries and magic, we will dance, drum, mingle with spirits, talk and laugh with deities.