Patricia L. Goodman

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Patricia L. Goodman is a widowed mother and grandmother and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wells College with a BA in Biology. Her life has consisted of running an internationally known horse business with her orthodontist husband on their farm in Chadds Ford, PA, serving in many capacities in The American Trakehner Association, accompanying her husband on hunting trips around the world, and very successfully raising four children.

She now lives on the banks of the Red Clay Creek in Wilmington, close to the natural world she loves. She is a regular at Wilmington’s Second Saturday Poets and has twice been a featured reader there. She is a member of Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild, Delaware Literary Connection, the Poetry Writing Workshop at the University of Delaware’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Red Clay Poets workshop group.

She has had poems published in The Broadkill Review, Fox Chase Review, Aries, Requiem Magazine, Jellyfish Whispers, Sugar Mule, Your Daily Poem, The Weekly Avocet and many anthologies and is completing her first full-length manuscript. Her poem “Snow at Midnight” won the 2013 Delaware Press Association Communications Award in the poetry division and placed second in the national NFPW contest. In the past five years Patricia has suffered three major losses, and claims her poetry has saved her sanity, helping her through these difficult times. Contact her at

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