- April 28, 2018, 3 pm at Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden, 239 NW Everett St. Come for garden and other nature poems. I’m reading for one hour.
News – In early 2018 Antrim House will release How I Learned to Be White – a collection of poetry that investigates how ancestry, family, community, and white privilege impact Knoll’s feelings about today’s racial discourse.
Knoll’s favorites of her recent online publications which are tending toward the political. For an almost complete list of online poems.
- “No Words” – Florida poem #1, February 15, 2018
- “Nuclear Winter” on Visitant, Florida poem #2, February 2018
- “Luminous” on Verse Virtual, February 2018
- New review of Broadfork Farm by Sandra Knauf, editor at Greenwoman Publishing, 1-16-18
- “Donating My Wings to Goodwill” on Verse Virtual, January 2018
- Editor’s Choice for the Columbia Journal for Veteran’s Day, 2017: “Unrung Bells,” “Our Charlie,” Whose Am I?,” “Turning Off War on TV”
Tricia Knoll has been writing poetry since the age of 12. She began submitting poetry for publication eight years ago, after retiring. Six poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Her first published poem was in 1970. Then for nearly 40 years, she wrote to earn a living. When she retired, she began to submit poetry to journals. More than 100 of her haiku and poems have appeared in online or print journals and poetry anthologies since then. Her poetry chapbook Urban Wild was released from Finishing Line Press in May 2014 and the book Ocean’s Laughter in 2016. Broadfork Farm will be available through Amazon and the Poetry Box in late July 2017.
Described in bytes: Mother, wife, feminist, hula hooper, dancer, weight lifter, runner, Master Gardener. She writes eco-poetry, lyric and narrative poetry and haiku. In 2015 Tricia wrote her thoughts on feminism for The Persimmon Tree Journal and in 2016 a contribution to Trish Hopkinson’s blog on why she regrets waiting until after retirement to begin writing seriously.
Eco-poetry? Poetry that highlights connectedness in nature, responsibility to care for the world we’ve been given, help to remember what we have lost – and encourages holding up hope for doing no more harm.
Seven of Knoll’s poems have received Pushcart Nominations.
Pushcart Nominations 2017 – Thank you, New Verse News for the Pushcart Nomination for 2017 for “Naming of Parts” and to The Poetry Box for the nomination of “The Chubby Buddhist Monk of Trout Lake Abbey” which is included in Broadfork Farm. Knoll’s poetry has received eight Pushcart nominations.
- Listen to Tricia’s podcast interview concerning her experience as a poet with spasmodic dysphonia. It includes a reading from her chapbook Urban Wild. Wordgathering – Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature also features recordings of Knoll reading two of her poems related to this disability.
- Knoll’s listing on Poets and Writers
- Oh, and My Pussy Hat is Purple.