Life and poetry are always subject to revision.
Patricia Williams, originally from the Chicago area, began writing poetry in 2013 after retiring from a teaching career in Art and Design. She taught in the Wisconsin K-12 school system, then, for 27 years, taught at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Pat and her husband live in the Wisconsin countryside, eight miles from Iola, a village of 1,300, and 25 miles from any place larger.
Her poetry appears in literary journals and anthologies and was chosen for several painting and poetry collaborations. She has a chapbook, The Portside of Shadows: Poems of Travel (Finishing Line Press) and an award-winning collection, Midwest Medley: Places & People, Wild Things & Weather (Kelsay Books), which the Wisconsin Library Association designated “Outstanding Achievement in Poetry for 2018.”
Pat was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best-of-the-Net award, placed for the Kay Saunders Emerging Poet award and the Hal Prize. One of her poems is embedded in the Main Street sidewalks of the city of Waupaca, Wisconsin. She has read her work in coffee shops, bars, libraries, auditoriums, at outdoor gatherings and dinner parties—any place where people are willing to listen.
Patricia’s books can be purchased on amazon.com or from the publishers: The Portside of Shadows: Poems of Travel (Finishing Line Press) and Midwest Medley: Places & People, Wild Things & Weather (Kelsay Books).
Paperback: 148 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (July 12, 2023)