Coming Soon: Self-Portrait with a Million Dollars, by Patricia Clark
Congratulations to Patricia whose poem "My Beautiful Family" was featured on Verse Daily on June 14, 2020. First published in the journal Cave Wall, the poem will appear in Patricia's forthcoming book, Self-Portrait with a Million Dollars.
Patricia Clark is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Canopy (Terrapin Books, 2017), which won the 2018 PSV North American Poetry Book Award, and three chapbooks, including Deadlifts (New Michigan Press, 2018). She has won The Fourth River’s Folio Competition, Mississippi Review’s Poetry Prize, second prize in the Pablo Neruda/Hardiman Prize from Nimrod Magazine, and was the co-winner of the Poetry Society of America’s Lucille Medwick Prize. She has completed residencies at The MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Ragdale Colony, and The Tyrone Guthrie Center in Annaghmakerrig, Ireland. She was the poet laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan, from 2005-2007. She teaches in the Writing Department at Grand Valley State University in Michigan where she is also the university's poet in residence. For many years she was the coordinator for Poetry Night, part of GVSU’s Fall Arts Celebration.