Patricia Clark

Patricia Clark is the author of Self-Portrait with a Million Dollars, her sixth book of poems, and three chapbooks, including Deadlifts. She has new work out in The Southern Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, North American Review, as well as in Quartet, Pedestal, and Nelle.


  • Passing Royalty and Dostadning: Beginner’s Translation

    I’m sorry I didn’t comprehend sooner how threatening
  • Centers of Gold, Aphrodisiacal & What We Do Lives On

    The point, after all, with canvas, brush, and paint,
  • Oxygen & Waking to 1939, I Study Those Standing

    I’m sorry my mother got a blood clot in her lung
  • August, Hinge

    How would you describe these pandemic days,
  • Grand Marais Estuary, in Fog (after the painting by Stanley Krohmer)

    Color of ice, or heaps of snow, gray-blue, slate.
  • Les Rochers de Belle-Ile [after the painting by Claude Monet]

    No beach here—just the sea
  • Canine Elegy

    All over town, dogs are lying down
  • I Like to Tuck a Leaf

    of some bright hue, say burgundy mauve,
  • Husband-Watching Height

    That’s my fear, turning to stone.
  • Zodiacal Light: A Dialogue

    To see it, you look to the north