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Kindle Countdown Deals for Wrapped Up in Life with Omniscient Eyes July 28-August 1


Now is your chance to read my first poetry collection Wrapped Up in Life with Omniscient Eyes.


Wrapped up in Life with Omniscient Eyes

Kindle Edition


Through subjects such as self-love, love, friendship, death, and social consciousness: Wrapped up in Life with Omniscient Eyes is a poetic journey through life experiences and observations. The poems were written between 1980 and 2008, giving a broad voice from adolescence to adulthood.


Back to School Giveaway September 3-30


Giveaway is over.


Winners are ...


Michelle W.

Winter P.

Hattie N.



Ask the Author on Goodreads


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2 Poems featured in the Bards Annual 2014 Anthology


I am honored to have my poems: Perimenopause and The R & B Singer included in the Bards Annual 2014 Anthology. 


3 Poems featured in the Newtown Literary Journal


Great News!


I Do Dance Your Dance, Rockaway, the boy with the worried eyes, and The Lady in the Park will be included in the Spring/Summer 2014 edition of the Newtown Literary Journal.


You can purchase the journal at The Astoria Bookshop

Book Launch: Spring's Tepid Breath March 8, 2014


Book Blurb:


Twenty-one thought provoking poems that delve into one’s emotional insecurities


Spring’s Tepid Breath is the sophomore poetry collection of Sandra Proto. Just like her debut collection Wrapped Up In Life With Omniscient Eyes took you on a poetic journey through life experiences. Spring’s Tepid Breath continues the journey with self-exploration after the death of her mother.

Spontaneous Reading Tour 2014 March 6-8


As part of my book launch for Spring's Tepid Breath, I put together a short reading tour entitled Spontanoeous Reading Tour. 

imports: A View of the Past with a Focus on the Present & Future  February 22, 2014


David L. Head, Historian and founder of the David L. Head Foundation presented a lecture on one of the signicant inventors of America, Granville T. Woods.

Rockaway Artists Alliance Reading at Cuisine by Claudette January 31, 2014


The Rocakway Artists Alliance Writers Group presented a special reading and musical performance

Bards Day 2013 at the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association Historical Site June 30, 2013


I was honored to read my poem Compostions at Bards Day

imports: Come Out and Play with Apryl Silly and Melissa Silly June 30, 2013


Kids had some high energy fun at the start of summer vacation with Apryl and Melissa from The Silly Dilly Band.


imports: Greetings From Rockaway: Words, Music, and More! May 19, 2013


The Rockaway Artists Alliance Writers Group presented a performance with poetry, storytelling, and music.

Coffee, Poetry, Prose, and the RAA Writers Group April 15, 2013


Yep, that sums up what happened on Sunday, April 14 at Sip This in Valley Stream, NY. Sip This is a small neighborhood coffee shop that has embraced the art and family entertainment scene. On any night or day, something is happening: art exhibits, children’s programming, trivia nights, magicians, music of all genres, and poetry. So, it is fitting that the RAA Writers Group would spread their wings and fly to this venue. The RAA Writers Group is known to host readings to community outreach events and earlier this year was invited to perform for former RAA President Geoff Rawling’s Mixed Blend art exhibit at the Kingsborough Brooklyn Library but this performance at Sip This, marks the first performance out of the six boroughs (Rockaway is its own entity)—with great success! The audience was made up of regular patrons working on laptops and meet ups for a ‘good cup of Joe’, as well as Rockawayites who came to support, and local poets looking for some fresh poetry to hear. The writers: George C. Pizzo, Maureen McNelis, Mary Najeddine, Carolyn Rushefsky, and Jerry Gillia showcased their tremendous talent for the written word. They read sentimental poetry and essays paying homage to Rockaway and their undying muses. They even performed a staged reading of a play about a poem –now how’s that for honoring National Poetry Month! A good time was had by all.

RAA Reading for Geoff Rawlings's Mixed Media Exhibit at Kingsborough Highway Library

February 10, 2013


The Rockaway Artists Alliance Writers Group was invited to have a special reading for Geoff Rawlings's Mixed Media Exhibition at the Kingsborough Highway Library.  

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