Sandra Rivers-Gill is a poet, author, freelance writer, performer and playwright living in Toledo, Ohio. She has been a featured poet around Toledo and in Dayton, Ohio. Her poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming in 2018 SHE CHRONICLES, Common Threads, Toledo Streets Newspaper, Flights Literary Magazine, The Kerf,  UChange and Sketchpad.   She is a recipient of a Toledo Arts Commission’s Accelerated Grant funding to produce a poetry chapbook anthology featuring the poetry of residents of Naomi Inc., a non-profit treatment facility for women in recovery; where she also serves as poetry instructor.  Additionally, Sandra has received numerous awards such as; 2018 Lourdes University Poetry Jam; 2010, 2014, and 2017 from the Toledo Museum of Art Ekphrastic Writing Competition; the 2017 Ode to the Zip Code; the 2015 Promedica Revealing Hunger Spoken Word and the Toledo Poetry Sidewalks Project Competitions. She served as the 2016 Literary Chair of the PRIZM Creative Community Art-A-Fair Exhibition and has conducted several poetry workshops for local nursing home residents. She  currently serves as poetry instructor for Naomi Inc., a non-profit treatment facility for women in recovery. Sandra received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of Toledo and currently compiling several volumes of poetry.

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    • Hello Simone,
      Wow! That ‘comma…’ is so profound. Won’t He do it? How are you? Thank you so much for visiting my page. You are the first so far to comment! I’m not that saavy with this new way of making myself visible, but I figured it out on the fly, but I can do all things!


  1. Hey there, so you host a venue? I have a friend at Purdue and I was planning to see her and she suggested we go to a city in Ohio and perform a few days. Let me know the “spots” and who I can contact for possible performance feature possibilities. Also, I would love for you to submit something for SHE CHRONICLES 2018…


    • Happy New Year,
      No I do not host venue. I actually read at several venues in Toledo Greenleaf Cafe, a vegetarian restaurant (open mic poetry only 1st Mondays 6-9pm. Some of the others I’ve been a feature, such Calvino’s and Art and Soul Gallery. If you’ve seen my website, I teach women who are in recovery at Naomi inc. a faith based non profit treatment facility in Toledo who provides shelter and services. If you’re interested in being feature please contact Jonie Mcintire, a local poet and event organizer. You can find her on Facebook to book you as a feature at Calvino’s Wine Bar ( Uncloistered hosted the 2nd Sundays 6-9p with several features and open mic following), Art & Soul poetry is on 4th Fridays 6-7pm, and sometimes there are events at the Art and Performance Center of West Toledo. These are not huge venues but nice. Another place, Our Brothers Place, very small venue as well, sometimes hosted by l.j. Hamilton found on Facebook.
      I will look into writing a piece for your She Chronicles 2018 project.
      How’s the TV show, Rebel?


      • Thank you for the information. Yes, I saw you perform often so I know you have some pieces up your sleeve to contribute to SHE CHRONICLES 🙂 And when I finalize plans to visit my friend at Purdue, I’ll reach out to the contacts you gave. Thank you again.


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