Patricia Meek holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Wichita State University, and an M.A. in Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ms. Meek had her short story, The Crucified Bird, published in Porto del Sol, and was a winner of AWP Intro for Fiction, American Writers Program for the introduction of emerging writers in fiction and poetry. She has attended workshops with many contemporary luminaries such as Dorothy Allison, Albert Goldbarth, and the late Spalding Grey. Much of her professional career has been in academia where she has taught English composition and creative writing in Kansas, California, Utah, Louisiana, and New Mexico. She returned to college to get her M.A. in Counseling from Southwestern College where she has studied transpersonal psychology and holistic healing practices, including Reiki and Noetic Field Therapy (NFT is a branch of energy work)—most recently, she was initiated in intensive Shamanic healing rites of the Q’uero Paqos in the high Andes studying with renowned indigenous healers. She is currently a geriatric program therapist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Patricia’s visionary work derives its inspiration from mystical experience, archetypal imagery from multi-cultural spiritual reference, and the life and death struggle within the natural world. She is most interested in the fluidity of time and uses post-modern structure to fragment the narration in order to challenge one’s concept that time is linear. In her recent body of work—Earth Day (a poetry collection in progress), In the Dark Light of Angels and Noah (novels)—the narrative stands to confront readers with the fragility of life in order to evaluate one’s relationship to the Earth as a living, sentient being in order to awaken consciousness so we might live more fully and presently in the fragile gift of life itself. Patricia’s work is a prayer, a secular and spiritual teasing towards enlightenment.
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Photography by and copyright A. J. Meek