Patti Trimble is a poet, essayist, and visual artist, living in California and Sicily. Her poems are widely published and she performs in the US and Europe. Current projects include poems from Sicily; a memoir of her work with abstract expressionist painters; co-translations of Arabic poetry; and post-pastorale paintings.
Patti was co-founder of the Tuolumne Poetry Festival in Yosemite, and professor of writing and visual art for Mediterranean Center of Art and Science in Sicily for eight years. She writes about world dance, art, and art history, and teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area.