Sandra Brodkin Dreis’ poetry has appeared in the NC Literary Review (Finalist for the James Applewhite Poetry Award, 2022), Kakalak, Flying South, The Main Street Rag, NC Poetry Society’s Poetry in Plain Sight and Chrysalis Anthology, among others. A Hofstra grad, Sandra attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York and Breadloaf School of English, Middlebury, Vermont.
Her debut YA Fiction, Ecowarriors—The Bluffs of Baraboo, won the Nautilus Silver Award in 2016. Cultured Pearls, her first poetry chapbook, will be published by Kelsay Books. A full-length collection of poetry is in the works for Winter 2024.
Sandra enjoyed a performing and teaching career in Theatre and Dance and as a Teaching Artist in Residence for NJPAC, Newark. She was a member of the Arts Connection Team for the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools for eleven years.
She is a member of The NC Writer's Network and the Academy of American Poets. Especially proud of the Winston Salem Writers, Sandra sends a shout-out to the critique groups The Hollow Tree Poets and the Omega Poets for their honest feedback and guidance.
Sandra is thrilled to be the mother of a truly remarkable daughter in LA and currently lives with beloved dogs, Jack Russell, Jillie, and sweet mutt, Darla. And yes, as a Snappy Tapper (once a dancer . . .), she performs for seniors in North Carolina retirement residences.
Paperback: 45 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (January 9, 2024)