Patricia Traxler

Poet, Fiction Writer

PO Box 1216
Salina, KS 67402-1216

Author's Bio

Two-time Bunting Poetry Fellow at Radcliffe; Hugo Poet at U.of Montana; Thurber Poet at Ohio State. Author of a novel, BLOOD, and four poetry collections including most recently, NAMING THE FIRES, winner of the 2019 Kansas Book Award in Poetry.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Anthology:
Grandmothers: Granddaughters Remember (Syracuse University Press, 1998)
Book:
Blood (St. Martin's Press, 2001)
Journals: , ,
Newsweek
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San Francisco Chronicle

Poetry

Anthologies:
A Ring of Words (Sutton Publishing Limited, 2018)
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Night Errands (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998)
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Tangled Vines (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1998)
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The Handbook of Heartbreak (Morrow, 1998)
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Best American Poetry (Scribner, 1994)
Books:
Naming the Fires (Hanging Loose Press, 2016)
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Forbidden Words (University of Missouri Press, 1994)
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The Glass Woman (Hanging Loose Press, 1994)
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Blood Calendar (William Morrow, 1976)
Journals:
Boston Phoenix
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Kenyon Review
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Los Angeles Times
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Ms.
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Slate
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The American Voice
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The Nation
Prizes won: 

Ploughshares Cohen Award (poetry); Writer's Voice of NYC Open Voice Award (fiction); Hackney Literary Award for Short Fiction; Nimrod's Pablo Neruda Award (poetry); Georgia State Univ. Award for Short Fiction; Radcliffe's Presidential Discretionary Award.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
San Diego, CA
California
Raised in: 
San Diego, CA
California
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Last update: May 07, 2019