Poem of the Week: “Grove” by Patricia Clark

By: Edward Byrne Last Updated: August 17, 2010

vprThe VPR Poem of the Week is Patricia Clark’s “Grove,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2005 issue (Volume VI, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Patricia Clark is Poet-in-Residence and Professor in the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University. She is the author of three books of poetry: She Walks Into the Sea, My Father on a Bicycle, and North of Wondering. Her poetry has appeared in magazines such as Atlantic Monthly, Gettysburg Review, Mississippi Review, New England Review, North American Review, Poetry, Seattle Review, and Slate. She has also co-edited an anthology of contemporary women writers called Worlds in Our Words.

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