• "Very sorry to learn that Tony has died. Assumed he was..."
    - Anne Hemenway
  • "A voice on the line, friend."
    - Wanda
  • "Hello, Jackie, it is refreshing to see your note here. I,..."
    - Ann Bogle
  • "Dear Tony, I was googling your name in hopes of saying..."
    - Jackie Carpenter
  • "I will always love you Tone....Cherokee"

SANDERS--Tony R., accomplished poet, beloved father, brother and friend to many died on February 11, 2015. Born on May 2, 1957 in New York City, he was educated at Phillips Andover Academy, Yale, The Iowa's Writer's Workshop and University of Houston. Tony published four collections of poetry, including his latest collection of prose poems Subject Matters and a collaboration of verse with his dear friend and fellow poet Chard deNiord. Tony's poetry appeared in numerous publications including, Poetry, Paris Review, The Yale Review, The Gettysburg Review and The New York Times Book Review. Ten of his poems were nominated for Pushcart Prizes. He lived in New York City and Vermont. Tony was a member of The National Arts Club and Poets House. He is survived by two sons, Matthew and Jack Sanders, as well his sisters Jody Foote and Barbara Bradley, and brother Malcom Sanders. Donations can be made in his memory to Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282 or

Published in The New York Times on Feb. 16, 2015