Sandra Yannone grew up near the edge of the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island Sound in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Her interest in the Titanic disaster of 1912 sparked a dialogue with Ireland, the country where Titanic was built (Belfast) and her last port of call (Cobh, formerly Queenstown), as well as with other international sites connected with the disaster.
Her poems, book reviews, and articles have appeared in numerous print and online journals including Ploughshares, Poetry Ireland Review, Prairie Schooner, Sweet, SWWIM Every Day, Naugatuck River Review, The Blue Nib, Live Encounters, Impossible Archetype, Women's Review of Books, Lambda Literary Review and Seattle Review. Her poem “Requiem for Orlando” appeared in Pulsamos: LGBTQ Poets Respond to the Pulse Nightclub Shooting, a special online edition of Glass: A Journal of Poetry in August, 2016.She has written numerous articles about the intersections between poetry and social justice for the monthly newspaper Works in Progress. Her work has received the Academy of American Poets Prize and an AWP Intro Award. Her poetry has also been nominated for the Pushcart and Best of the Net.
Yannone's debut collection Boats for Women was published by Salmon Poetry in 2019. Her second collection,The Glass Studio, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry.
She currently hosts Cultivating Voices LIVE Poetry Sundays on Facebook via Zoom, and monthly for The Collectibles Lesbian Trading Card Reading Series with Headmistress Press.
She earned her B.A. in writing and literature from Wheaton College (MA); an M.F.A. from Emerson College; and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Currently, she is a Member of the Faculty at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA.
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