Sandra alcosser

Sandra Alcosser. Courtesy Pacific Universiy.

Sandra Alcosser (born 1944) is an American poet. She was appointed the first state poet laureate of Montana, serving from 2005 to 2007.[1][2]


Alcosser founded and directs the M.F.A. in writing program at San Diego State University[3] and is on the faculty of the low-residency M.F.A. in writing program at Pacific University.[4]

She has been a write in residence at National University of Ireland, University of Michigan, University of Montana, Glacier National Park, and Central Park, New York. Her poems have appeared in he New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, and the Pushcart Prize Anthology.[5]


Her books have been selected for the National Poetry Series, the Academy of American Poets James Laughlin Award, the Larry Levis Award, the Associated Writing Programs Award in Poetry, and the William Stafford PNBA Award. She is the National Endowment for the Arts's 1st Conservation Poet for the Wildlife Conservation Society and Poets House, New York, as well as Montana's 1st poet laureate and recipient of the Merriam Award for Distinguished Contribution to Montana Literature.[5]


  • A Fish To Feed All Hunger. Charlottesville, VA: [[University Press of Virgina, 1986; Ahsahta Press, 1993, 2000, 2010.
  • Except By Nature. Graywolf Press, 1998.

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Sandra Alcosser CCNY-Missoula Reading

Sandra Alcosser CCNY-Missoula Reading


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