"Like Emily Dickinson, or more recently Paul Celan, Sandra Becker is a poet of ultimate moments rendered with spare, exacting strokes. These poems bring to difficult matters a spiritually attuned music that finds, in the ironies of illness, a luminous compassion." —Joseph Donahue, Judge, 2003 Carolina Wren Press Poetry Chapbook Contest
Sandra Becker is originally from New York and now lives on a farm in Bucks County, PA, with her significant other and four cats. She holds the Master’s Degree from CUNY at Queens College. She has had poems published in Buck’s County Writer, Comstock Review, Concrete Wolf, Flesh & Bone, Freshet, Mad Poets Review, and Out of Line. She was the recipient of a writing award from the National League of American Pen Women/Simi Valley Branch after placing first in their 2000 Poetry Contest for her poem, "Honor the Stones." A Robert Fraser 2004 Poetry Contest finalist, her manuscript Foreign Bodies was the winner of Carolina Wren Press’s 2003 Poetry Chapbook Contest.