My second book of poetry, Painting the Egret's Echo, won the Library of Poetry Book Award for 2012 from The Bitter Oleander Press. Other books are Lacing Through Time (Bellowing Ark Press, 2011), and a chapbook, Word Paintings (Snark Publishing, 2002). In both the 2012 ISPS contest and the Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, I placed first and have had writing contributions in more than fifty literary journals. I graduated from the creative writing program at Southern Illinois University. My short play won first prize from the Paradise Alley Players, and I received first place in the fiction contest at John A. Logan College.
Patty Dickson Pieczka