Sandra Marchetti


Grip this core
formed to your

hand. Your wrist
snaps elbow, arm,

whips chest and ribs
to pace the pitch's

spin and give,
to settle the grist

in the mitt's crib.

Sandra Marchetti is the author of Confluence, a full-length poetry collection, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry from George Mason University. Eating Dog Press also published an illustrated edition of her essays and poetry, A Detail in the Landscape, and her volume, The Canopy, won Midwest Writing Center's Mississippi Valley Chapbook Contest. Sandy won Second Prize in Prick of the Spindle's 2014 Poetry Open and was a finalist for Gulf Coast's Poetry Prize. Her work appears in The Journal, Subtropics, The Hollins Critic, Sugar House Review, Mid-American Review, Thrush Poetry Journal, Green Mountains Review, South Dakota Review, and elsewhere. She currently works as a freelance creative manuscript editor and writing teacher in her hometown of Chicago.

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