The Great Ape House was inspired by a trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo and Otto a particular gorilla.
A metaphor between mother nature and war.
Pat wrote this after or during a trip to Florida.
One summer Pat's husband took to gardening and especially his tomatoes. We had green fried tomatoes for breakfast and lovely red tomatoes at night.
This poem is about circus bears, just like it's name.
This poem won a National Public Radio award and was read by actor Jack Wallace on the radio.