Veronica Patterson is a graduate of Cornell University, the University of Michigan, the University of Northern Colorado, and Warren Wilson College (MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry). Her first poetry collection, How to Make a Terrarium, was published by Cleveland State University (1987). Her poetry collection Swan, What Shores? (New York University Press, 2000) was a finalist for the Academy of American Poets’ 2000 James Laughlin Award and won annual poetry awards from both the Colorado Center for the Book and Women Writing the West. Her chapbook of prose poems This Is the Strange Part was published by Pudding House Publications in Spring 2002. She has also published one collection of poetry and photography, The Bones Remember: A Dialogue, with photographer Ronda Stone (Stone Graphics Press). Her poems have appeared in numerous publications including The Southern Poetry Review, The Louisville Review, The Sun, The Madison Review, The Malahat Review, The Indiana Review, Another Chicago Magazine, The Mid-American Review, The Willow Review, The Montserrat Review, The Bloomsbury Review, Willow Springs, The Colorado Review,The Midwest Quarterly, Many Mountains Moving, Coal City Review,Dogwood, New Letters, The Bellingham Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal Poems are forthcoming in Many Mountains Moving and Prairie Schooner. Her essay “Comfort Me with Apples” appeared in the Spring 1997 Georgia Review and was selected as a Notable Essay. Her essay “Feast” was published in Pilgrimage in 2003. She has been awarded three residencies at the Ucross Foundation and one at Hedgebrook; she received Individual Artist’s Fellowships from the Colorado Council on the Arts in 1984 and 1997. In September 1999, she was artist-in-residence in Rocky Mountain National Park. Her poem “Postcards” won first place in the Peregrine Poetry Contest (Amherst Writers and Artists); and her poem “Three Photographs Not of My Father” won first prize in the 1997 Salt Hill Journal poetry competition (Syracuse University); her poem “Signatures” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2001; her poem “Unreasonable Shoes” was one of four honorable mentions for the Tor House Prize in 2004.