JULIET PATTERSON

June 20, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Juliet Patterson will read from Epilogue, her intimate narration of her experience of her father's death by suicide and her subsequent inquiry into his actions. Like the best work done at soul level, Patterson's awareness that the focus of her quest is unattainable only makes it more necessary and more transformative. As she investigates her grief for meaning, Patterson’s insights surface as moments of intense compassion available to us all.

Juliet Patterson is the author of the poetry collections, The Truant Lover and Threnody, which is forthcoming from Nightboat Books, and Dirge, a chapbook recently published by Albion Books. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines including American Letters & Commentary, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, Knockout, and Verse.