Patricia Clark

Poet

Phone: 
616-331-3199

Author's Bio

Patricia Clark is a native of the Pacific Northwest. She has published five books of poetry, three chapbooks, and co-edited an anthology of women writers. Her most recent book of poems is The Canopy (2017, Terrapin Books). She has three books with Michigan State University Press, most recently Sunday Rising (2013). She has received 2nd prize in the 2005 Nimrod Pablo Neruda competition, the poetry prize from Mississippi Review, and a creative artist grant from ArtServe Michigan. Patricia has done residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, at the MacDowell Colony, and at the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland. She teaches creative writing at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. 

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
Worlds in Our Words (Blair Press/Prentice-Hall, 1997)
Books:
Sunday Rising (Michigan State University Press, 2013)
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She Walks Into the Sea (Michigan State University Press, 2009)
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My Father on a Bicycle (Michigan State University Press, 2005)
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North of Wondering (Women-In-Literature, 1999)
Journals: ,
Atlantic Monthly
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Mississippi Review
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Nebraska Review
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New Criterion
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Seattle Review
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Slate
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Prizes won: 

Mississippi Review Prize in Poetry; Gwendolyn Brooks Prize in Poetry; co-winnter of Lucille Medwick Prize (Poetry Society of America).

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Stanley Plumly, Linda Gregerson, Jessica Greenbaum, Carl Phillips, Ada Limon, David Baker, W.S. Merwin, and many other authors.
What I'm reading now: 
Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith, Post Subject: A Fable by Oliver de la Paz, Garden Time by W.S. Merwin, Prodigal: New & Selected Poems by Linda Gregerson

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Tacoma
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Last update: May 16, 2019