Patricia L. Goodman is a widowed great-grandmother and a graduate of Wells College with a degree in Biology and membership in Phi Beta Kappa. She spent her career breeding, training, and showing horses with her orthodontist husband on their farm in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. She now lives in northern Delaware, where she enjoys writing, singing, birding, gardening, and spending time with her family. Many of her poems have been published in both print and online journals and anthologies, and she was the 2013 and 2014 winner of the Delaware Press Association’s Communications Contest in poetry. She teaches Advanced Poetry Writing with her friend and colleague Betsey Cullen at Wilmington’s Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning. Her first full-length book of poetry, Closer to the Ground, was a finalist in the Dogfish Head Poetry Contest and was published in August 2014 by Main Street Rag Publishing Company. In 2015 she received her first Pushcart nomination. Her second book, Walking with Scissors, was published in 2019 by Kelsay Books. Much of her inspiration comes from the natural world she loves.
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (August 24, 2021)