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Veronica Patterson

Loveland Poet Laureate, Workshop instructor

Veronica Patterson’s poetry collections include How to Make a Terrarium (Cleveland State University); Swan, What Shores? (NYU Press Poetry Prize), Thresh & Hold (Gell Poetry Prize), & it had rained (CW Books, 2013), Sudden White Fan (Cherry Grove, 2018), and two chapbooks. She teaches creative writing for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and lives in Loveland, Colorado. She is currently Loveland’s first Poet Laureate. More info at