When the woman in blue serge held up the sun, my mother opened the storm door, taking the whole volume of S into her hands. The sun shown as a sun should, and we sat down at the table leafing through silks and ships, saints and subtraction. We passed Scotland and Spain, street- cars and seeds and even the Seven
Patricia Hooper was born in Saginaw, Michigan. She received a BA and MA from the University of Michigan.
She is the author of four poetry collections, including Separate Flights (University of Tampa Press, 2016), which received the Anita Claire Sharf Award, and Other Lives (Elizabeth Street Press, 1984), which received the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. She is also the author of several children’s books.
Hooper lives in Gastonia, North Carolina.
Separate Flights (University of Tampa Press, 2016)
Aristotle’s Garden (Bluestem Press, 2003)
At the Corner of the Eye (Michigan State University Press, 1997)
Other Lives (Elizabeth Street Press, 1984)