The voice in Cassarino’s lyric poems is both familiar and solitary as it explores urban and natural landscapes as well as the complications of human entanglements. Poet Ron Slate, reviewing Zero at the Bone on his website, observed: “Often her speaker observes herself in memory, moving through a landscape, carrying a dayload of uncertainty, testing the validity of her emotions.”
Cassarino received the 2007 Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund Award in Poetry and the “Discovery”/The Nation Joan Leiman Jacobsen Poetry Prize in 2005. She has been nominated for the Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award and twice for the Pushcart Prize. Zero at the Bone was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in Poetry.
Stacie Cassarino has taught at Pratt Institute of Art and Middlebury College.