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Pat's poem, Barry Moser's illustration. Proceeds to AWA outreach. For the text of the poem, click here.

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Pat’s poems have been read sixteen times by Garrison Keillor on Writers Almanac.

Click on the dates to hear Keillor read each:

Middle Age
Apr. 26, 2004


Welcoming Angels

Dec. 28, 2002

Dec. 28, 2003

Oct. 17, 2008

Personal Address

Dec. 20, 1996

Dec. 20, 1997

Dec. 20, 1998

Oct. 17, 2008

The Patience of Ordinary Things

Oct. 27, 2008


Nov. 3, 2008


Jan. 18, 2009

To A High School Senior

Jul. 10, 2009


Aug. 13, 2009

Sound of the Night Train

Sep. 26, 2009

I Was Mean to You Today

Jan. 4, 2010

How the Stars Came Down

Sep. 20, 2010

Pat and Peter

Garrison Keillor has read one of Peter’s poems on Writers Almanac.

Click on the date to hear Keillor read his poem:

The Thumb
Nov. 7, 2009


Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) is the organization that is carrying on the work Pat established and carried on for more than 30 years. To discover how you can write with an AWA Method Group, or become trained as an AWA facilitator, please click this link.