Sandra Storey’s (Thailand 1968-71) poems have been published in various literary magazines, including
the New York Quarterly, Friction (UK) and New Millennium Writings.Two of her poems have been featured in installations at Boston City Hall. Storey, who spent her teenage and college years in Ohio and Indiana, is the formerly editor and publisher of two neighborhood newspapers in Boston, the Jamaica Plain Gazette and the Mission Hill Gazette. She is now a columnist for the Jamaica Plain newspaper.
Sandra wrote poetry from 1980 to 1988 and resumed in 2004. In between, she co-authored a nonfiction book on public policy, Women in Citizen Advocacy. A member of Jamaica Pond Poets, a collaborative workshop, since 2005, she was given the “Community Champion Award” for 2014 by ESAC, a local nonprofit organization.
Her first collection of poems, Every State has Its Own Light was selected in 2011 as one of twenty-five finalists from an international field of nearly 700 entries to the May Swenson Poetry Award 2011 competition. In 2012 it was accepted for publication by Word Poetry and was published this month.