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Patti Trimble lives in California and Italy. Her poems are widely published with awards from Adirondack Review, Atlanta International Poetry Contest, Djerassi Residency, Poets&Writers, Lannan Foundation, and a Pushcart nomination. She performs lyric poetry—often with music— in the U.S. and Europe. Her poems, performances, paintings, lectures, and essays emerge in practiced engagement with the world. Patti offers workshops through Point Reyes Field Institute and Bay Area OLLI programs. 

2020. . . sheltering in my home, garden, and studio—time is slower and more expansive, with more attention to the here and now.  And my art practice, always mysterious, seems more absurd, to echo the world, and also with care for humanity and Earth. Here are offerings from my archives and some current work: 

Recording: Ned Says was written for “You’re Going to Die” Ned Buskirk’s SF performance series. This poem is actually about life. Patti Trimble spoken word and Peter Whitehead on homemade fiddle. from CD: In the Middle of the Night of the Road of My Life I Found Myself in a Tangled Wood; out of round records. link here

Recording: Hello Heaven! Poems from Arabic Sicily (ca. 840-1100) with Patti Trimble, and Tunisian musicians Ramzi Harrabi, Abdel Kabir Ghazout. link here

On Richard Pousette-Dart: Video from the Whitney Museum; short panel talk with excerpts from an in-progress memoir. link here (click time-line at 1:32)

Recording: The Penelope Poems Spoken text and music: Penelope tells the Odyssey, a literary collage. Text by Patti Trimble with words from J. Joyce, Homer, Ovid, Hesiod, J. Butler, V. Woolf, L. Cohen, and others. Performed by P Trimble, composer/performer Peter Whitehead, vocalist Julia Norton, and poet Maya Khosla. This recording is from The SF Commonwealth Club 2019  link here 

Current Sheltering- in paintings: go to “2020 Paintings”