Patrice Vecchione
Author • Poet • Artist • Teacher

May your imagination delight and inform you wherever you go!


Patrice in Action

a few thoughts

During the winter I fell into and weathered a depression that turned everything gray. My reason for being, joy and a sense of life's value fled. The corona virus has taxed us all in ways we couldn't have foreseen. And an injury prevented me from walking in the nature I so love and depend on for spiritual, creative, emotional, and physical, sustenance. Making a 12 panel collage, a panel of which appears here, is what got me through.
May you find sustenance through your creative nature.
Info on summer writing workshops on the event and workshop pages. Come write with me!
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Poet, nonfiction writer and teacher Patrice Vecchione’s new book is My Shouting, Shattered, Whispering Voice: A Guide to Writing Poetry & Speaking Your Truth.

Kirkus Reviews called the book “At once impassioned and practical poetic advice.” Marcelo Hernandez Castillo said it “should be required reading for beginning writers as well as those who have been writing for decades.” Ellen Bass called it “more than a guide to writing poetry. it is an act of generosity and empathy, a helping hand to anyone who dreams of telling their truth through words on a page.”

Patrice is the editor several highly acclaimed anthologies for young adults, most recently, Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience, called a “vivid and vital collection” by The Washington Post. She's the author of Writing and the Spiritual Life and Step into Nature: Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life, and as well as two collections of poetry.

About her, Adrienne Rich said, “Patrice Vecchione is one of those steady, vibrant, serious and passionate temperaments who continually relish our sense of communal creativity.”

For many years, Vecchione has taught poetry and creative writing to young people through her program, The Heart of the Word: Poetry and the Imagination. She is also a columnist for her local daily paper, The Monterey Herald. Patrice offers writing workshops for adults and children through her program The Heart of the Word.

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