Sandy Thomas

Sacramento, CA

Author's Bio

Sandy Thomas is a third-generation poet and San Francisco native. She is the author of These Stones, The Matchbook Girl and The Gypsy Caravan in the Black Forest, a dual language edition in English/German. Her works have appeared in print and on-line publications including Late Peaches: Poems by Sacramento Poets, Ophidian-One, Poetry Now, and Sable & Quill anthology. Her artwork has been exhibited at Blue Line Arts, Elliott Fouts Gallery, Gregory Kondos Gallery, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, and in several invitational shows. She received her M.S. in Recreation Administration/Self-Defense from California State University, Sacramento, where she studied under Sensei Midge Marino. After working with several community organizations, she began Thomas Self-Defense to educate women in practical defense skills.

Publications and Prizes

Late Peaches
(Sacramento Poetry Center Press, 2012)
, Rattlesnake Review
(Rattlesnake Press, 2009)
, The Ophidian 01
(Rattlesnake Press, 2010)
, The Ophidian 02
(Rattlesnake Press, 2012)
Brevities: A Mini-Mag of Minimalist Poems, Cosumnes River Journal, Medusa's Kitchen, Poetry Now, Sacramento News & Review
Annie's Poem
(24th Street Irregular Press, 2012)
, The Drum
(24th Street Irregular Press, 2008)
, The Teacup
(24th Street Irregular Press, 2008)
Prizes Won: 
Honorable Mention - Jack Kerouac Poetry Contest - 2011 Honorable Mention - Rooftops of the Forbidden City - 7th Annual Altered Book & Book Arts Exhibition at Marin MOCA - 2016 Juror: Mary Austin, Co-Founder, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA

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Identifies as: 
Asian American
Born in: 
San Francisco
Raised in: 
Burlingame, CA
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Last updated: Jul 16, 2016