Sandra Marchetti

Sandra Marchetti (Poetry) | Chicago, IL

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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, including Sight Lines (Speaking of Marvels Press, 2016), Heart Radicals (ELJ Publications, 2016), A Detail in the Landscape (Eating Dog Press, 2014), and The Canopy (MWC Press, 2012). Sandra’s poetry appears widely in 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. Currently, she is a Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies at Aurora University outside of her hometown of Chicago.


Confluence (Sundress Publications, 2015). Poetry.



Blurbs, Press & Reviews

These poems are richly eloquent and delicately nuanced as they illuminate the enigmatic, as they shape language around the ineffable, as they articulate the realm that is the confluence of what Wallace Stevens called the real and the imagination. Sandra Marchetti’s Confluence is a wonderful debut.
—Eric Pankey

Marchetti’s debut collection, Confluence, delivers taut, emotionally-charged poems that never cease to surprise. These poems are unified and purposeful, but are also dynamic and nuanced. Marchetti knows just when to shift gears, to spring a surprise on her readers, so that reading Confluence becomes an enthralling, epic journey, while also musing about the merging between large and small, real and imaginary, nature and urban, lover and beloved. In this collection, Marchetti’s poems transcend mere nature writing and become urgent, emotional explorations in what it means to be human, to exist in this landscape.
The Rumpus, Michelle Donahue

While the poet yearns for imaginative transcendence, she is equally drawn to the physical world. Firmly in the Metaphysical tradition, Confluence reminds us that the sensory and the spiritual are one.
Rain Taxi, Heidi Czerwiec

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