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Sandra Marchetti

Author's Bio

Sandra Marchetti is the author of Confluence, a debut full-length collection of poetry from Sundress Publications (2015). She is also the author of four chapbooks of poetry and lyric essays, including the forthcoming Sight Lines (Speaking of Marvels Press, 2016) and Heart Radicals (ELJ Publications, 2016) as well as A Detail in the Landscape (Eating Dog Press, 2014) and The Canopy (MWC Press, 2012). Sandra’s poetry appears widely in Poet Lore, Subtropics, Ecotone, Green Mountains Review, Word Riot, Blackbird, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. Her essays can be found at The Rumpus, Words Without Borders, Mid-American Review, Whiskey Island, and other venues. Sandy is a Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies at Aurora University, outside of Chicago.

Publications and Prizes

Confluence (Sundress Publications, 2015)
Heart Radicals (ELJ Publications, 2016), The Canopy (Midwest Writing Center Press, 2012)
Aeolian Harp Anthology Volume II (Glass Lyre Press, 2017), Sky + Sea (Porkbelly Press, 2017), Full: An Anthology of Moon Poems (Two of Cups Press, 2016), Hysteria (Lucky Bastard Press, 2016), The World is Charged: Poetic Engagements with Gerard Manley Hopkins (Clemson University Press, 2016), New Poetry from the Midwest (New American Press, 2014), Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland (Ice Cube Press, 2014)
Appalachian Heritage, Atticus Review, Blackbird, Blue Lyra Review, Cider Press Review, Cobalt Review, Connotation Press, Deep South Magazine, Ecotone, Extract(s), Flycatcher, Flyway, Gargoyle Magazine, Green Mountains Review, Menacing Hedge, Midwestern Gothic, Moon City Review, Nashville Review, Phoebe, Pif Magazine, Poet Lore, Poydras Review, Prick of the Spindle, Quiddity International Literary Journal, Redactions, Redux, Rock & Sling, So to Speak, South Dakota Review, Southwest Review, Sport Literate, Still, Stirring: A Literary Collection, Stone Highway Review, Subtropics, Sugar House Review, The Hollins Critic, The Indianola Review, The Journal, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Tupelo Quarterly, Whiskey Island, Word Riot
Erin Elizabeth Smith selected Sandra's book, Confluence, to be published in Sundress Publications' 2015 catalog. Sandy won 2nd Prize in Prick of the Spindle's 2014 Poetry Open Competition for her poem, "One Secret." She also won Midwest Writing Center’s 2011 Mississippi Valley Chapbook Contest for The Canopy. Sandy has served as a writer-in-residence at University of Southern Indiana, Millikin University, Asnuntuck Community College, Sundress Academy for the Arts, and an artist’s fellow at Vermont Studio Center in the summers of 2013 and 2015. Her manuscript, "Confluence," was also a quarterfinalist for Able Muse’s 2012 Book Award. She was a finalist in Mary Journal's 2015 Editors' Prize, Gulf Coast’s 2011 Poetry Prize and Phoebe's 2009 Greg Grummer Poetry Contest.

Sandra Marchetti Resume

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Li-Young Lee, Emily Dickinson, Carl Phillips, Louise Glück, Sharon Olds, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sylvia Plath, Apollinaire, Octavio Paz, Elizabeth Bishop.

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Listing last updated: December 19, 2016

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