Author • Poet • Artist • Teacher
May your imagination delight and inform you wherever you go!
Patrice in Action
a few thoughts
The thing about spring's approach,
when it's tantalizingly close, is how
it induces giddiness, even when
I'm feeling darkly un-giddy.
This season has a lure
that's pulling me— oh, I am allured!
Here's what I've got coming up:
Free Writing Workshop: Write Your Eyes Open, Saturday, 4/10, sponsored by Quest for Eternal Sunshine!
Details at www.questforetrenalsunshine.com.
Bookshop Santa Cruz Poetry Workshop, 4/24,
that will raise funds for Write Girl, the organization
where poet Amanda Gorman got her start!
Details to follow.
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.