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Patricia Roth Schwartz

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Name  Patricia Schwartz
Role  Poet
Education  Mount Holyoke College

Books  The Names of the Moons of Mars
Awards  Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Debut Fiction

Patricia Roth Schwartz (born October 12, 1946) is an American poet, playwright, and editor.



Born Patricia Roth in West Virginia, she received her B.A. in English literature from Mount Holyoke College in 1968 and her M.A. in English literature from Trinity College. She also has an M.A. in counseling psychology from Antioch College.


She had a private practice as a psychotherapist in Boston before becoming a faculty member, teaching English and psychology, at a community college in upstate New York. She retired from full-time teaching and now volunteers as a creative writing teacher at Auburn Correctional Facility. She also teaches at the Writers & Books, a literary center in Rochester, New York.


  • Her forthcoming volume is titled The Crows of Copper John: A History of Auburn Prison in Poems
  • Hungers (1979, Blue Spruce Press)
  • Planting Bulbs in a Time of War (Foothills, 2005)
  • The Names of the Moons of Mars (1989, New Victoria Publishers)
  • Journals which have published her work

    Nimrod, The Laurel Review, Blueline, South Carolina Review, Iron Horse, Confluence, Exit-On Line, Litchfield Review, Iron Horse, Pinnacle Hill Review, Cape Rock, Poetry Motel, The Madison Review


  • Finalist:Willamette Poetry Contest from The Clackamas Literary Review in 2004
  • Finalist: Sow's Ear Poetry Contest, 2004
  • June 2002: ImageOut poetry award
  • References

    Patricia Roth Schwartz Wikipedia

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