Future Rounds the Curve
Patricia Barone lives along the Mississippi River in Minnesota and feels very lucky to have been a part of the thriving Twin Cities writing community for over four decades. With Future Rounds the Curve, Barone is publishing her sixth book. Your Funny, Funny Face and The Scent of Water were also published by Blue Light Press. Her recent collection, The Music of this Ruin, came from Taj Mahal Review/ Cyberwit. New Rivers Press published Handmade Paper, a collection of poetry, and The Wind, a novella.
Barone's New Rivers Press books were given Minnesota Voices Awards. She has received a Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction in poetry, a Minnesota State Arts Board Opportunity Grant for a workshop with the Irish poet, Eavan Boland, and a Lake Superior Contemporary Writers Award for a short story. Barone has published short stories in magazines and anthologies, from such presses as Wising Up Press, Peter Lang, Prentice/Merrill, and Plume-Penguin. She is working on a novel as well as another collection of poetry.