New chapbook (summer 2016): Wreath for the Red Admiral
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Patricia Clark is Poet-in-Residence and Professor in the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University. She is the author of four books of poetry: Sunday Rising (forthcoming in February 2013), She Walks Into the Sea, My Father on a Bicycle, and North of Wondering. Her poetry has appeared in magazines such as The Atlantic Monthly, Slate, Poetry, Mississippi Review, The Gettysburg Review, New England Review, Pennsylvania Review, North American Review, Seattle Review, and Iowa Woman. She has also co-edited an anthology of contemporary women writers called Worlds in Our Words.
A chapbook of poetry, Given the Trees, also appeared in 2009, part of a series called Voices from the American Land.
Recent work appears in Superstition Review, Temenos >, and Dunes Review, and is forthcoming in Plume, Tampa Review, and Michigan Quarterly Review.
Patricia's roots are in the Pacific Northwest, where she graduated from the University of Washington (in economics), going on to receive an MFA in English and creative writing from the University of Montana and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Houston.
The Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan from 2005-2007, Patricia Clark was invited with two other poets to open the Library of Congress's noon reading series in Washington, D.C. in fall 2005. Some of the awards Patricia has received for her work include: a Creative Arts Grant from ArtServe Michigan, The Mississippi Review Poetry Prize, the Pablo Neruda/NIMROD award, the Gwendolyn Brooks Prize, and co-winner of the Lucille Medwick Award of the Poetry Society of America. Patricia has also been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ragdale, and the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland. Patricia's poems have been featured on the websites of Poetry Daily and Verse Daily.