- Patricia Traxler is the author of three collections of poetry including Forbidden Words (1994), and a novel, Blood (2002). Traxler, a two-time Bunting Poetry Fellow at Radcliffe, served as '96 Hugo Poet at the University of Montana and '97 Thurber Poet at Ohio State. The Boston Review described her work as "a spooky, unsettling book, muted like a trumpet can be muted, haunted by women who have not told, who will not tell, cannot tell--but who speak anyway: hoping we'll get it by what they do not say, or by the look in their eyes we cannot see."
- Traxler is a past recipient of Ploughshares' Cohen Award, Nimrod's Pablo Neruda Award, The Writer's Voice of NYC Award for Short Fiction, the Hackney Literary Award for Short Fiction, and the Georgia State University Award for Short Fiction. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in such periodicals as Slate, Agni, The Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, Ms. Magazine, The Nation, Tikkun, Glimmer Train, The American Voice, The Los Angeles Times, and New Letters, as well as in such anthologies as Best American Poetry '94 (ed. A.R. Ammons), A Handbook of Heartbreak (ed. Robert Pinsky), and A Ring of Words (ed. Andrew Motion). Her essays have appeared in such anthologies as Night Errands: How Poets Use Dreams (ed. R. Townley) and Grandmothers: Granddaughters Remember (ed. M. Bouvard)
- She will give a reading of her poetry on Thursday, March 9, 2006 in the Tadtman Board Room at the K-State Alumni at 8:00 p.m. Admission is free; members of the K-State community and the general public are all invited.
- Photo credit: Marion Ettlinger.