Pat Hanahoe-Dosch (Poetry) | Lancaster, PA
Pat Hanahoe-Dosch earned an MFA from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and is currently a full Professor of English at Harrisburg Area Community College. Her poems have been published in The Paterson Literary Review, Rattle, The Atticus Review, War, Art and Literature, Confrontation, Conjunctions, The Red River Review, San Pedro River Review, Marco Polo Arts Magazine, Red Ochre Lit, Nervous Breakdown, Quantum Poetry Magazine, Abalone Moon, Apt, Switched-on Gutenberg, and Paterson: The Poets’ City (an anthology edited by Maria Mazziotti Gillan), among many others. Nonfiction articles have appeared in Travel Belles, On a Junket, and Wholistic Living News. Her story,“Sighting Bia,” was selected as a finalist for A Room of Her Own Foundation’s 2012 Orlando Prize for Flash Fiction. Her short stories have been published in The Peacock Journal, In Posse Review, Sisyphus, and the Schuylkill Valley Journal.
Blurbs, Press, & Reviews
The emotional world has seldom been better described in a book about other countries and a drive across our own; and, she takes a social conscience with her, along with a literary talent whipping poetry clean. The unfortunate do not go unnoticed: the waitress who gets rewarded at the end of the day with a beer — the black boy with his arms raised high in surrender. Hanadoe-Dosch is a natural born poet with a command of lyric power that’s impressive. It’s not easy to fold social progress into a view of the pyramids or a lonely street in New Orleans. “Being present” takes on new meaning with this woman’s skill set. She wraps ideas in a personal context so easily the words seem to write themselves into harmony.
—Grace Cavalieri, The Washington Independent Review of Books