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Veronica Patterson

Author's Bio

Veronica Patterson is a graduate of Cornell University, the University of Michigan, the University of Northern Colorado, and the Warren Wilson College MFA program. Her poetry collections are How to Make a Terrarium (Cleveland State University, 1987), Swan, What Shores? (NYU Press, 2000), which was a finalist for the Academy of American Poets’ 2000 James Laughlin Award, and Thresh & Hold, which won the Gell Poetry Prize and will be published November 2009. She has also published a chapbook of prose poems This Is the Strange Part (Pudding House Publications). Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including the Malahat Review, Another Chicago Magazine, New Letters, Cimarron Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, and Spoon River Review.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
& it had rained (Wordtech Communications, 2013), Thresh & Hold (Big Pencil Press, 2009), Swan, What Shores? (New York University Press, 2000), The Bones Remember (Stone Graphics, 1992), How to Make a Terrarium (Cleveland State University Press, 1987)
Journals:
Beloit Poetry Journal, Caliban, Campbell Corner Poetry Prize 2006, Cimarron Review, Georgia Review, Louisville Review, Malahat Review, Many Mountains Moving, Prairie Schooner, Willow Springs
Prizes:
New York University Press Poetry Prize Colorado Book Award Women Writing the West Award Gell Poetry Prize “Around the Block of the World” and “The Samovar” co-won the 2006 Campbell Corner Poetry Prize. She has twice received Individual Artist’s Fellowships from the Colorado Council on the Arts.

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Listing last updated: September 13, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Born in:
Rochester, NY
Raised in:
Ithaca, NY

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