head bestPatti 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, with grants from the Lannan Foundation, Poets&Writers, Djerassi Foundation Residency, a Pushcart nomination and an MFA from CUNY Hunter.

Patti’s work reflects her lifelong interest in wild places and social-environmental concerns. Current projects include: a collection of anthropocene poems; a re-visioning of abstract expressionist painting as transcendental project, (memoir of 1980s studio work with Pousette-Dart,  Sterne, and Brooks); ongoing co-translations of Arabic poetry; and making paintings as pretty much a big question mark.

She helped create the Tuolumne Poetry Festival, was professor for The Mediterranean Center in Sicily for eight years; she currently teaches for OLLI Programs and for Point Reyes Field Institute, and writes for San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. Please see current events page for available CDs and current workshops and readings.