Sandra McPherson (born August 2, 1943) is an American poet.
McPherson was born in San Jose, California. She earned a B.A. from San Jose State University, and studied at the University of Washington under Elizabeth Bishop and David Wagoner .
She has taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, and the Art of the Wild Conference. She is a Professor Emerita at the University of California at Davis.
- Ingram Merrill Foundation grants
- National Endowment of the Arts fellowships
- Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
- American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters award
- Elegies for the Hot Season. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1970.
- Radiation. New York: Ecco Press, 1973.
- The Year of Our Birth. New York: Ecco Press, 1978.
- Sensing: Poems. San Francisco, CA: Meadow Press, 1980.
- Patron Happiness. New York: Ecco Press, 1983.
- Pheasant Flower. Missoula, MT: Owl Creek Press, 1985.
- Floralia (illustrations by Claire Van Vliet). Portland, OR: Trace Editions / West Burke, VT: Janus Press, 1985.
- Responsibility for Blue. Denton, TX: Trilobite Press, 1985.
- Eve. London & VT: Gefn Press, 1987.
- At the Grave of Hazel Hall. Sweden, ME: Ives Street Press, 1988.
- Streamers. New York: Ecco Press, 1988.
- Designating Duet. West Burke, VT: Janus Press, 1989.
- The God of Indeterminacy. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1993.
- Edge Effect: Trails and portrayals. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press / Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1996.
- The Spaces between Birds: Mother/daughter poems, 1967–1995. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press / Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1996.
- Beauty in Use. Newark, VT: Janus Press, 1997.
- A Visit to Civilization. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2002.
- Handmade Definition of Obscurity. Newark, VT: Janus Press, 2005.
- Expectation Days: Poems. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2007.
- Certain Uncollected Poems. Davis, CA: Ostrakon Press, 2012.
- Journey from Essex: Poems for John Clare. Port Townsend, WA: Graywolf Press, 1981. w
- The Pushcart Prize XIV: Best of the small presses, 1989-90 (edited with Bill Henderson & Laura Jensen). Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, 1989.
Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.
Audio / videoEdit
- Sandra McPherson Reading (CD). Aspen, CO: Aspen Writers' Foundation, 1977.