Patricia Kirkpatrick

Patricia Kirkpatrick

Patricia Kirkpatrick is the author of Blood Moon as well as Odessa, which was awarded the first Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry and the 2013 Minnesota Book Award. She also has published Century’s Road, poetry chapbooks, and picture books. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Prairie Schooner, Poetry, and the Threepenny Review, and in many anthologies. Her awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Loft Literary Center, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. She has taught writing at many colleges, most recently in the University of Minnesota MFA program. She lives in Saint Paul.

National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry
Bush Foundation Fellowship
Jerome Foundation Fellowship
Loft McKnight Fellowship
Minnesota Book Award in Poetry
Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship
Montalvo Poetry Award

Books by Patricia Kirkpatrick

Patricia Kirkpatrick
Winner of the Minnesota Book Award

A grim prognosis, brain cancer, leaves the speaker in this collection fighting for her life. The winner of the 2012 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry creates from loss a dreamlike reality: Odessa, “roof of the underworld,” a refuge at once real and imagined, resembling simultaneously the Midwestern prairie and a mythical god-inhabited city.

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