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New Poetry Collections in 2018
2018 has been a happy poetry year for Pat. The University of Arizona Press published her seventh adult poetry collection, Encantado: Desert Monologues; and Lee and Low Books, her fourth children’s poetry collection, Bookjoy, Wordjoy, illustrated by Raul Colón. He previously illustrated Pat's Tomás and the Library Lady and Doña Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart.
Lon Tinkle Award for Lifetime Achievement, Texas Institute of Letters, El Paso, TX, April 2017
Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, Kent State University, Akron, OH, April 2017
The 2017 Coleen Salley Storytelling Award, University of Southern Mississippi, April 2017
Take a Poetry PauseEnjoy these audio clips of Pat reading her poems.
Listen to "Spring" from Borders.
Listen to "A River of Women" from Agua Santa: Holy Water.
Listen to "Poinsettia" from Chants.
Listen to "Ode to Sunflowers" from Adobe Odes.
Listen to "Leaf Soup" from Confetti: Poems for Children and "Halloween" from This Big Sky.
Listen to "Ode to Teachers" from Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems About Love.
Listen to "For Georgia O'Keeffe" from Chants.
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