Patti Trimble

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

324 Wilson St.
Petaluma, CA 94952

Author's Bio

Patti Trimble is a published poet, essay writer, and performance poet. She has performed at many venues and environmental conferences; at the Tuolumne Poetry Festival for ten years. She is professor of creative writing in Siracusa, Sicily, is writing a book on her apprenticeship with the first generation of abstract expressionist painters, and is currently performing "The Loom and the Ship", spoken poems from Penelope's point of view.

Publications & Prizes


Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2012)
Petaluma Poetry Walk Anthology (Taurean Horn Press, 2008)
To the Thrush, Letterpress Broadside (Yosemite Association, 2005)
Saltwater, Sweetwater; Women Write from the North Coast (Floreant Press, 1998)
On the Backbone of Things Underfoot (Red Fruit Press, 2001)
When you Dip Your Head Under Water: Poems from Dreams (Running Wolf Press, 2001)
Carquinez Poetry Review
Stickman Review
Word Wrights

Spoken Word

Nevada City Poetry Series (2008)
The Loom and the Ship, Exit Theater - San Francisco, CA (2008)
Ortigiafest, Siracusa, Sicily (2006)
Tuolumne Meadows Poetry Festival - Yosemite National Park (2006)
Club Majazze, Catania, Sicily (2005)
Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival - Berkeley, CA (2002)
Carmel Performing Arts Festival (2001)
New York Open Center - New York, NY (1999)
, (1998)
Petaluma Poetry Walk, Andresen's Tavern - Petaluma, CA (1998)
Prizes won: 

nomination Pushcart Prize, finalist California Poetry Contest, finalist Glimmer Train short story

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Last update: Jan 10, 2013