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 Heart Radicals (About Editions, 2018); Sight Lines (Speaking of Marvels Press, 2016); A Detail in the Landscape (Eating Dog Press, 2014); and The Canopy (MWC Press, 2012). Sandra’s poetry appears widely in River Styx, Poet Lore, Ecotone, Blackbird, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. Her essays can be found at The Rumpus, Mid-American Review, Barrelhouse, Pleiades, and other venues. Sandy completed her MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry at George Mason University and is the Coordinator of Tutoring Services at the College of DuPage, just outside of Chicago.

Publications and Prizes

(Sundress Publications, 2015)
Aeolian Harp Anthology Volume II
(Glass Lyre Press, 2017)
, Full: An Anthology of Moon Poems
(Two of Cups Press, 2016)
, Hysteria
(Lucky Bastard Press, 2016)
, New Poetry from the Midwest
(New American Press, 2014)
, Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland
(Ice Cube Press, LLC, 2014)
, Sky + Sea
(Porkbelly Press, 2017)
, The World is Charged: Poetic Engagements with Gerard Manley Hopkins
(Clemson University Press, 2016)
Appalachian Heritage, Atticus Review, Blackbird, Blue Lyra Review, Bone Bouquet, Boog City, Cellpoems, Cider Press Review, Cobalt Review, Connotation Press, Deep South Magazine, Ecotone, Escape Into Life, Extract(s), Flycatcher, Flyway, Gargoyle Magazine, Glass, Green Mountains Review, Hobart, Louisiana Literature, 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, Reunion: The Dallas Review, River Styx, Rock & Sling, So to Speak, South Dakota Review, Southwest Review, Sport Literate, Still, Stirring : A Literary Collection, Stone Highway Review, Subtropics, Sugar House Review, Hollins Critic, The Journal, the museum of americana, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Tupelo Quarterly, Vinyl, Waccamaw, Whiskey Island, Word Riot
Heart Radicals
(ELJ Publications, 2016)
, The Canopy
(Midwest Writing Center Press, 2012)
Prizes Won: 
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.

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Naperville, IL
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Last updated: Jan 12, 2019