About Tricia


_TriciaK_7106Upcoming Readings

July 27, Another Read Through Bookstore, 3932 N. Mississippi, Portland. 7-8 pm with two other poets! 

September 21, 2017 Thursday, at Backstory Books as part of the “Fo Po” series, 6010 SE Foster, 7pm

News – You can now order Broadfork Farm  from The Poetry Box and Amazon. It will ship after July 12. This is love poetry about a small family-owned organic farm in Trout Lake, Washington

Pushcart Nominations 2016: Thank you, Gyroscope Review, for the 2016 Pushcart Nomination of “Amazing Grace – Performed More Than Ten Million Times a Year.”  (On page 18). And thank you to the editors of Glint for nominating “California Sycamore.”  The editors of Visitant also have nominated For Better or Worse.

Knoll’s favorites of her recent online publications which are tending toward the political. For a complete list of online poems.

“For a Perfect Catch, Fishmongers Go For Halibut” in July 2017 issue of The Cirque Journal -A Literary Journal of the North Pacific Rim. See page 84.

In the July issue of Verse Virtual, five poems: “In Praise of Shade,” “A Newly Discovered Hole,” “Barbs,” “To the Diarist on the Maine Farm 1947”, and “The Cauldron of Motion”

“Traces” — a poem dedicated to awesome NASA photographs of the cosmos, appears on Forage. June 21, 2017

In June 2017 The Peacock Journal featured five poems: “How to be a Bay,” “Three Blind Women March on Washington,” “The Witness of Rings,” “Simple Signs & Messages,” and “Years of Experience Taking a Dog to Obedience School.”

“The Green Shawl” and “Instructions on Silence” on June 2017 Wordgathering – Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature 

“All I Am” on Verse Virtual, June 2017


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. Tricia is pleased to have several poems published in Written River – A Journal of Eco-Poetics and other journals focused on eco-poetry.