Chivas Sandage is an author, blogger, editor, workshop facilitator, and activist. Currently, she's at work on Because There Were No Birds: The Kristene Chapa Story.
Chivas Sandage's first book, Hidden Drive (Antrim, 2012), was a finalist for the 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards in Poetry and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is a contributing writer for The New Civil Rights Movement and her work has appeared in the Hartford Courant, Ms. Magazine, Southern Women's Review, Manthology: Poems on the Male Experience (Univ. of Iowa Press, ‘06), Morning Song: Poems for New Parents (St. Martin’s Press, ’11), Paradise Found (Levellers Press, ’14)., and Same-Sex Marriage: The Moral and Legal Debate (Prometheus Books, ‘04), among others.
A southerner who misses home but wouldn't be considered married if she returned, Chivas lives with her wife and daughter in Connecticut.