Patrick A. Howell

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Carlsbad, CA
California US

Author's Bio

Patrick A. Howell is an award-winning banker, business leader, entrepreneur and writer. His first work was published with the UC Berkeley African American Literary Review and Quarterly Black Book Review. At Cal Berkeley, he co-founded Diatribe - a People of Color News Collective. Mr. Howell, is a frequent contributing writer to the Huffington Post, Tishman Review's Craft Talk series, Into the Void and Nasionia (Cultivating the Seeds of Nonfiction). He has been cited in national platforms as, NBC BLK and The Grio. Howell’s integrated book of poetry-design, “Yes, We Be" was published by Jacar Press in February of 2018, debuting at the Los Angeles Book Festival at USC. His two chapbooks of poetry, "Resistance, Rennaisance, Revolution and Evolution" and "Blue Ink Trees in the Bay" were sent to 1600 Pennsylvania as love notes (LocoFo Chap Poetry, 2017 and 2018). "Quarter 'til Judgement Day", a debut coming of age experimental fiction work will be published in 2020 as will "Dispatches from the Vanguard", a non-fiction anthology of the 5th Estate of Creatives (Repeater Books, 2020). He is an editor at large with the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Dispatches from the Vanguard - The Global International African Arts Movement versus Donald J. Trump (Repeater Books, 2020)


Journals: ,
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Xavier Review


Yes, We Be (Jacar Press, 2018)
Blue Ink Trees in the Bay (Moria Press, 2018)
Resistance, Renaissance, Revolution and Evolution (Moria Press, 2017)
Killens Review of Arts & Letters
Northridge Review
Tulane Review

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Toni Morrison, Countee Cullen, Walt Whitman, Julio Cortazar, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Angela Narciso Torres, Nikki Giovanni, William Carlos Williams, TS Eliot, Napolean Hill, Jaki Shelton Green, Ben Okri, Rumi, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Ishmael Reed, Charles R. Johnson, Malidoma Patrice Somé, Sun Tzu, Alice Walker, Mark Hyman, Dr. Bing P. Howell, Waler Mosley, Milan Kundura, Hermann Hesse, Robert Frost
What I'm reading now: 
Ghazal Cosmopolitan - The Culture and Craft of the Ghazal by Shadab Zeest Hashmi by The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, by George Packer , Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor by Two Thousand Seasons by Ayi Kwei Armah, Bhagavad Gita by Blood Orange by Angela Narciso Torres, Echo of the Spirit: A Photographer's Journey by Chester Higgins, Betsy Kissam by Mental Flight by Ben Okri

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
African American, British, Caribbean American, Hispanic, Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
Born in: 
Sacramento, CA
Raised in: 
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Last update: Nov 08, 2020