The Author's Bio:
Creator of the Octologue, an 8-line syllabic form of poetry, award
winning poet/author Patricia Gomes has been published in countless literary journals and anthologies, both in print and electronically.
She is the author of four chapbooks and performs her work extensively throughout the New England area in addition to running
poetry workshops and hosting poetry venues in and around the greater New Bedford area.
The former editor of Adagio Verse Quarterly, she earned a 2007 Pushcart
nomination for her poem, One Man’s Claret. Ms. Gomes won the Sandstar
Poetry Award in 2008 for her poem, The Soloist. In 2010, Ms. Gomes won first place in the Dave L. Osgood Poetry Competition, and Scratch Magazine’s
Poetry Contest, as well as first place in Massachusetts Main Street Café’s “Scariest” Poem contest (2010
& 2011). In addition to the United States, Ms. Gomes’ work has been
published in the UK, Australia, Canada, and India.
Ms. Gomes artwork was chosen for the cover of the 2010 edition of
Fourth of July Poetryworks, sponsored by The Bridgewater Arts and Music Festival. Her
art has also been featured in Pants on Fire, an electronic political magazine,
as well as the metaphysical journal, The Fifth Element.
Formerly the on-line
poetry moderator of iVillage’s (ivillage.com) Poets Workshop, a division of NBC, she is a co-founder of the GNB Writers’
Block workshop in New Bedford, MA, an active member of the Bartleby Scrivener Poetry Group in Dartmouth, MA, the Massachusetts
State Poetry Society, and New England Horror Writers. Ms. Gomes is also
an active member of ArtWorks, and is the Treasurer of Gallery X in New Bedford.
Upcoming Events / Where to find her:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Voices of Poetry: Off the Shelf
Brewster Ladies' Library
1822 Main St
1:00 PM - ?
Blanding Library - Poetry Slam!
124 Bay State Rd
- 9:00 PM
Monday, March 9, 2015
181 Hillman St. Bldg. 2
New Bedford, MA 02740
Friday, August 22, 2014
Grape Jam: Poetry Night at Running Brook Vineyard
335 Old Fall River Road
North Dartmouth, MA
Featured Poet, taking the stage at 8:00 PM
There will be
an open mic at 7:30 PM
Hosted by Robert Barboza & the Dartmouth Arts Project.
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