Patricia was born in Cleethorpes in 1969 of Welsh/West Indian parentage. She lived in the Middle East and Canada as a child and studied English and Drama in London and Glasgow, where in 1992 she met Philip Hobsbaum, who encouraged her to write.

Since that time she has published both poetry and prose in many literary magazines (Edinburgh Review, Chapman, The New Welsh Review, The Rialto, The North, Orbis, Haiku Scotland, New Writing Scotland, 14, Poetry News, Gutter) and anthologies, and had poems placed in several international competitions, including those run by Mslexia, Aesthetica and the Plough Prize.

In 2007-8 she studied under Michael Schmidt on the MLitt Creative Writing course at Glasgow University, where she also took workshops with Tom Leonard, graduating with distinction.

Between 2013 and 2015 Patricia collaborated with Edinburgh artist Lindy Furby, producing a series of haiku postcards for The Written Image project. Her poems feature on the Corbenic poetry path, near Dunkeld, and her portrait in photographer Chris Park's exhibition Dualism: Portraits & Poems. Recent poems are included in the anthologies Be the First to Like This: New Scottish Poetry (Vagabond Voices, 2014), Poems for a Liminal Age (SPM Publications, 2015) and Hallelujah for 50ft Women (Bloodaxe, 2015). Her work was Commended in the Anne Born Prize 2014, run by the Poetry Society.



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