Sandra McPherson has published twenty poetry collections. Her new book, Quicksilver, Cougars, and Quartz, is forthcoming in 2018 from Salmon Poetry. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Field, Poetry, the Yale Review, Agni, Kenyon Review, and Plume. She taught for twenty-three years at University of California at Davis and four years at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her collection of sixty-seven African American improvisational quilts is housed at the University of California at Davis’s Design Department. She is the great-grand-niece of Abby Morton Diaz, Plymouth feminist author and abolitionist.