Veronica Patterson


Loveland, CO 80538-3850

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 & Prizes

& it had rained (WordTech Communications, 2013)
Maneuvers: Poems of the Battle of the Little Bighorn (Finishing Line Press, 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 Poetry Center, 1987)
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Campbell Corner Poetry Prize 2006
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Many Mountains Moving
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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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Ithaca, NY
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Last update: Oct 25, 2016