ABOUT PATRICE M. WILSON

Who Is Patrice M. Wilson?

Patrice M. Wilson was born and raised in northern NJ and has lived in NC, CT, MD, DC, VA, and HI. She went to Catholic schools through high school, where she began to write "poems." She was trained at UMD College Park, where she began to write better-crafted and more aesthetically appropriate poems. Later she took an MA in English with Poetry Thesis degree at UH Manoa, then went on to teach a full load of courses as instructor at Hawaii Pacific U in Honolulu. These courses included poetry workshops for upper division students, and a literary magazine course as well. During this time, she honed her previous writing and began to publish more often.
In 2005, she finished her doctorate in English Literature, specializing in Pacific Island Literature, Postcolonial Theory, and Composition/Rhetoric.

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PATRICE M. WILSON

Poet

 
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ABOUT

Maybe this poem will "say" something about me: 

Passion


Not to be found

under a rock

in the desert.

A scream that

comes out a whisper.

A flicker of fire on a taper

to light a candle.

The middle way

for caravans at night.


From the memory

of a whisper

find a single

steady flame.

When you come

out of the desert,

weary and bruised,

I will take you

over the edge

of words

and tears.


You will know

what happened.

The middle way ends

on neither side.

Published in ON NEITHER SIDE

 

HUES OF DARKNESS, HUES OF LIGHT

2013

Patrice M Wilson is happy to share her latest work Hues of Darkness, Hues of Light, from eLectio Publishing, 2013, available also on Amazon.com. She is currently working on another full-length poetry collection which she will send out this month (July 2021). While her first full-length collection treats of light and darkness in a more conventionally symbolic way, this one sees darkness/night/blackness as a peaceful, restful, benevolent space, suggesting that light/day/brightness can be a source of discomfort and unrest. It is also concerned with silence, not as absence, but as a presence that can speak.

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