Pat Maslowski grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, graduated from the University of Michigan and has taught in Michigan, Illinois, Colorado, Tau Manu’a American Samoa, and in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, People’s Republic of China. 

She has a Master’s Degree in Reading from the University of Colorado and an MLS from  Emporia State University in Kansas.  She received a National Endowment for the Humanities Teacher-Scholar Award to return to American Samoa to study the myths and legends in 1991-1992, and she was granted a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies to create a multicultural course on the Pacific peoples in 1993-1994.

Her poetry has been published in various magazines from the Hawaiian Quarterly Bamboo Ridge, to Crone Magazine, to Green Fuse Improv and other publications from 2007 to the present, and most recently in Colorado Life Magazine out of Estes Park. 

In 2009, her chapbook, Camping Trip won first place in the Green Fuse Chapbook contest and was published by Green Fuse Press.

For the past ten years she has had the privilege and delight of being able to write poetry in workshops and to read with other poets in Colorado.