Sandy Coomer is a poet, artist, Ironman athlete, and social entrepreneur from Nashville, TN.


Her poetry has been published in numerous journals and she is the author of three poetry chapbooks and a full-length collection, Available Light (Iris Press). She is a multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee and her poem, “Calligraphy” was a 2019 Best of the Net finalist.


Sandy is a past poetry mentor in the AWP Writer to Writer Mentorship Program and the founding editor of the online poetry journal Rockvale Review. She is the founder and director of Rockvale Writers’ Colony in College Grove, TN, a not-for-profit organization that exists to support and educate writers of all genres and backgrounds.


She is a teacher, a dreamer, and an explorer. Her favorite word is “believe.”



Sandy Coomer

The Broken Places