Sandra Marchetti

Poet

Author's Bio

Sandra Marchetti is the author of Confluence, a full-length collection of poetry from Sundress Publications (2015). She is also the author of four chapbooks of poetry and lyric essays. Sandra’s poetry appears widely in Poet Lore, Blackbird, Ecotone, Southwest Review, Subtropics, and elsewhere. Her essays can be found at The Rumpus, Fansided, Mid-American Review, Barrelhouse, Pleiades, and other venues. Sandy serves as the Poetry Editor for River Styx Magazine. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing—Poetry from George Mason University and now serves as the Coordinator of Tutoring Services at the College of DuPage in the Chicagoland area.  

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
New Poetry from the Midwest (New American Press, 2021)
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Show Us Your Papers (Main Street Rag, 2020)
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Aeolian Harp Anthology Volume II (Glass Lyre Press, 2017)
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Sky + Sea (Porkbelly Press, 2017)
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Full: An Anthology of Moon Poems (Two of Cups Press, 2016)
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Hysteria (Lucky Bastard Press, 2016)
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The World is Charged: Poetic Engagements with Gerard Manley Hopkins (Clemson University Press, 2016)
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New Poetry from the Midwest (New American Press, 2014)
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Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland (Ice Cube Press, LLC, 2014)
Book:
Confluence (Sundress Publications, 2015)
Chapbooks:
Heart Radicals (ELJ Publications, 2016)
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The Canopy (Midwest Writing Center Press, 2012)
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Blue Lyra Review
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Bone Bouquet
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Boog City
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Cellpoems
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Cider Press Review
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Connotation Press
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Escape Into Life
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Extract(s)
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Guesthouse
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Hobart
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Italian Americana
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Louisiana Literature
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Midwestern Gothic
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Nashville Review
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Pif Magazine
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Prick of the Spindle
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Redux
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Sport Literate
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Still
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Stirring: A Literary Collection
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Stone Highway Review
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Stymie Magazine
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Subtropics
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The Account
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the museum of americana
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UCity Review
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Word Riot
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Wraparound South
Prizes won: 

Sandra Marchetti’s Aisle 228, a full-length manuscript of poems on baseball, was recently a finalist for the 2021 Barry Spacks Prize from Gunpowder Press, The Word Works' Washington Prize, the 2021 Lauria/Frasca Prize from Bordighera Press, and the 2019 Moon City Press Poetry Award. Her other full-length manuscript, DIORAMA, was recently a finalist for the 2020 Moon City Press Poetry Award and Bordighera Press' Lauria/Frasca Prize. 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, Hambidge Center, and an artist’s fellow at Vermont Studio Center and Write On, Door County. 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.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Naperville, IL
Illinois
Raised in: 
Naperville, IL
Illinois
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Last update: Oct 16, 2021