•  CWP Juliet Patterson

    Juliet Patterson


    Juliet Patterson's The Truant Lover (Nightboat Books) was winner of the first Nightboat Books Prize. Her most recent collection of poetry, Threnody is forthcoming from Nightboat (October 2016). Her poems and essays have appeared widely in numerous magazines including American Letters & Commentary, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, Knockout, and Verse. Two long sequences--one prose and one poetry--are available as chapbooks, Epilogue (Spout Press) and Dirge (Albion Books). Her recent awards include the Arts & Letters Susan Atefat Prize in Non-Fiction, Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation and the Minneapolis-based Institute for Community and Cultural Development.

    In addition to her work at Hamline, Patterson teaches through St. Olaf College, Chatham University's MFA program and the Loft Literary Center, where she was recently awarded an Excellence in Teaching Fellowship. As a community activist and teaching artist, Patterson has worked on a number of collaborative projects related to place-making and the environment. Recent projects include work with the Buzz Lab at the Plain Arts Museum and with The Gymnasium's Tink Tank, creating artistic and educational strategies to support local bee pollinators. She has also worked on community-based art projects with the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Whittier International School, United Cambodian Association of Minnesota, Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, and Pathways Health Crisis Resource Center. Her most recent writing project, a memoir in progress, entitled Sinkhole, has been supported through a Minnesota State Arts Board grant and a Minnesota Emerging Writers grant. She lives in Minneapolis with her partner and son near the west bank of the Mississippi and the Great River Road that stretches from Canada to the Gulf. 

  • Accomplishments


    Threnody (forthcoming)
    Jackleg Press

    The Truant Lover
    Nightboat Books