Patricia Clark

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Patricia Clark is the author of The Canopy (2017, Terrapin Books), her fifth book of poetry, and three chapbooks, including Deadlifts (2018, New Michigan Press). She teaches in the Writing Department at Grand Valley State University where she is also the university’s poet in residence. New work is just out (or forthcoming) in Cave Wall, Lake Effect, Plume, upstreet, Blackbird, and Barrow Street.


  • 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