Near the path through the woods I’ve seen it: a trail of white candles. I could find it again, I could follow its light deep into shadows. Didn’t I stand there once? Didn’t I choose to go back down the cleared path, the familiar? Narcissus, you said. Wasn’t this the flower whose sudden
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)