Collected Poems
Patricia Dobler


ISBN 978-1-932870-05-3



For all their differences, when I think of Pat I sometimes think of Flannery O’Connor. The tough-mindedness — the passion — the spiritual life — the humor — and of course, they were two absolute originals. They were also two who were well acquainted with illness. And who had an enormous hunger for life, and for art; and who died too young…. What grew in her was mystery, and her thirst to drink in deeper and deeper histories, and also life “outside of history.”

– Jean Valentine (from the Introduction)