Regular readers of Atticus Review will recognize the name of Sandra Marchetti, either from pieces she’s published with us before, Liz Purvis’s review of her excellent debut collection, Confluence, or poems she’s published elsewhere (like these fine pieces in Split Lip Magazine). So we’re delighted to share an extra dose of pure Marchetti goodness this month.

Oh, and I also have to thank Sandra for patiently explaining to a certain ignorant editor (who looks a lot like me) that Pink Siris is not a typo but is, in fact, “one of many names of an invasive, yet beautiful plant taking over areas of East Tennessee.” I like learning things.


Pink Siris

Pink Siris by Sandra Marchetti


Married Pairs

Married Pairs by Sandra Marchetti


Seven Sisters



Wakefulness by Sarah Marchetti



Seams by Sandra Marchetti


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 Editions, 2016), A Detail in the Landscape (Eating Dog Press, 2014), and The Canopy (MWC Press, 2012). Sandra’s poetry appears widely in Poet Lore, Blackbird, Subtropics, Ecotone, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. Her essays can be found at The Rumpus, Words Without Borders, Mid-American Review, Barrelhouse, and other venues. Sandy earned an MFA in Creative Writing—Poetry from George Mason University and lives in the Chicagoland area.


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