An uplifting, compelling new book of poems by Patrice Vecchione celebrating the extraordinary in the ordinary.
About the Author
Patrice Vecchione is the author of Writing and the Spiritual Life: Finding Your Voice by Looking Within from McGraw-Hill, an earlier collection of poems, Territory of Wind from Many Hands Press, and the editor of many anthologies, including: Truth and Lies, The Body Eclectic, and Revenge and Forgiveness, for young adults, from Henry Holt, Whisper and Shout: Poems to Memorize, for children, from Cricket Books, and co-editor of Catholic Girls, for grown-ups, from Penguin Books. For thirty-five years, she’s taught poetry to young people through her program The Heart of the Word: Poetry and Imagination. A Woman’s Life in Pieces, Patrice’s one woman play, was performed in Monterey and Santa Cruz to full houses.
A collage artist, her work appears on book covers, and she teaches both collage and creative writing workshops at community centers, universities, libraries, and at Esalen Institute. She makes her home in Monterey, California with her best beloveds: her husband, Michael, two cats and a garden, often in bloom. Whenever possible, she’s out wandering the trails at Jacks Peak Park.
“The Knot Untied is a delightful, uplifting book of poems for all readers. Patrice’s work filled my mind with wonderment, with understanding and with longing to see the world as she does.”
- Casey Coonerty Protti, owner of Bookshop Santa Cruz
The Knot Untied is a collection of compelling poems that transcend the reader into every journey waiting on each page. Reading these poems is like watching little black and white movies.
- Theresa Masciovecchio, bookkeeper and Nigel Francis, butcher
"The images are thoughtful and evocative, and so personal in Patrice Vecchione's poems. I shared her vivid feelings, yet saw my own reflection."
- Nikki Nedeff, biologist and naturalist