Sara Cahill Marron

poet, author, editor



NEW from Kelsay Books, June 2021


"An urgent and vital book of, and for, our time."

-- Anne Casey, author of out of emptied cups (Salmon Poetry)


"A voyage of lyric bliss"


--Indran Amirthanayagam, author of The Migrant States (Hanging Loose Press)



Nothing You Build Here, Belongs Here is a portrait of a world tottering, laid low by COVID-19 in particular, but also by our political fragmentation, echoes of Yeats, Whitman, and Tennyson, but also experimental language are threaded throughout: "As if the heat is a thing/ you can hide from." Mother Earth personified speaks to us in CSS, HTML, and luxuriant elegiac language, urging shared humanity after the accusation: My Mountains Could Care Less About You."


Reasons for the Long Tu'm

Now Available through Broadstone Books, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or at Bridgestreet Books, Washington D.C.

(Booksellers: available from Small Press Distributors)

from the publisher:

"In this dazzling, dizzying first collection, poet Sara Cahill Marron draws inspiration from two seemingly very disparate sources. The first, Marcel Duchamp’s painting by that name (which celebrated its centenary in the year of this book's publication), appears on the book’s cover. Created as a site-specific commission, which explains its odd dimensions (thus one of the “reasons”), Duchamp incorporated references to much of his prior work, while pointing the way (literally) to his move beyond painting (one interpretation of the title is a contraction for “you bore me”). It is, then, a work simultaneously about looking back and looking forward, working within limitations, and shattering them." read more here.

Forthcoming from MadHat Books, 2021

Call Me Spes