Patricia Clark

Writer, Professor, Poet in Residence at Grand Valley State University

Given the Trees


A subscription series from: Voices from the American Land. One of the first four inaugural issues, Given the Trees was published in summer 2009.

[from the dustjacket of Given the Trees:]
In this issue of Voices from the American Land, Patricia Clark, one of our most accomplished poets of the natural world, takes her readers on enchanting journeys through the woodlands of her home state of Michigan. Here the reader can experience how two hawks,working the ravine updraft in tandem cause a rush of fear, how one can lie down under a willow and wake caressed, how one becomes a hamadryad, sorceress,water and depth-seeker, counting the months till summer. Throughout,the poet surprises us with what editor Charles Little calls “transcendental moments,” those sudden perceptions of a numinous interaction of nature and spirit that come to those who observe nature closely and with an open heart.

Selected Works

Poetry
Michigan State University Press has a new catalog out. Ask for one on their website.
A poet expresses her desire to find a pastoral refuge in nature.
My second book, published in 2005.
Collaborative work
Poems by Patricia Clark & prints by Steven Sorman
Poetry Chapbook (one in a subscription series)
A selection of new poems & some previously published ones
Poems
My first book of poetry--winner of the Women in Literature Poetry competition.