Patterson’s poems have appeared
in numerous publications including:
Southern Poetry Review
The Madison Review
The Malahat Review
The Indiana Review
Another Chicago Magazine
The Mid-American Review
The Willow Review
The Colorado Review
The Midwest Quarterly
Many Mountains Moving
Her poem “Postcards” won
first place in the Peregrine poetry contest (Amherst Writers and Artists),
and her poem “Three Photographs Not of My Father” won first prize in the
1997 Salt Hill Journal poetry competition at Syracuse University.
Her essay “Comfort Me
with Apples” appeared in the Spring 1997 The Georgia Review.
Patterson's collected works
include Swan, What Shores? which was a finalist for the Academy of
American Poets’ 2000 James Laughlin Award and won annual poetry awards from
both the Colorado Center for the Book and Women Writing the West.
How to Make a Terrarium
Cleveland State University, 1987
This Is the Strange Part
Pudding House Publications, 2002 She has also published a
collection of her poetry and the photography of Ronda Stone, The Bones
Remember: A Dialogue (Stone Graphics Press, copies available from
the author at
Patterson has taught
classes and led workshops, including one for adults grieving the loss of a
loved one. This innovative workshop was developed and is presented in
conjunction with Nancy Jakobsson, Pathways Services Director, Pathways Hospice of Larimer County.
My Griefs to Sing, by Veronica Patterson with Nancy Jakobsson, published by and is available through Pathways Hospice, captures ten years’ experience with the Writing Through Loss workshop. The easy-to-use book presents the workshop structure, weekly writing prompts, brief essays on grief issues, and examples of participants’ work.