My Blazing World is PATRICIA BRODY’s second collection from Salmon
Poetry. Her other books are American Desire (New Women’s Voices Award,
Finishing Line, 2009) and Dangerous To Know (Salmon, 2013). Brody has an
MSW (Columbia) and an MA of English Lit and Poetry (City College)
where her mentors included Marilyn Hacker and Marie Ponsot. She taught
English and American Literature at Boricua College in Washington
Heights, and practiced as a psychotherapist for 30 years in New York City.
Brody resides on the East coast now, but lived and worked in the Bay
Area way before tech, where she was an editor for Guitar Player magazine.
She wrote the “first-woman-on-the-cover-story,” about guitarist-blues
singer, and 2023 GRAMMY award winner, Bonnie Raitt.
Patricia now teaches an amazing group of women poets on Zoom –
Seeking Your Voice: Women Writing Poetry & Memoir – which originated at
Barnard College Center for Research on Women. She lives with her artist-
photographer husband Tom Kostro and three vocal felines, 20 miles north
of NYC. The poet’s three grown children will visit tomorrow.
Two sonnets in the new book, each called “Blue Hour,” won recent
prizes from UK competitions. Brody’s poems and photographs have
appeared in many print & online journals, and anthologies from Artemis ,
Barrow Street , BigCityLit , Bright Hills: 25 Years , Crosswinds , Glint , The Thomas
Hardy Review , Levure Litteraire , Orbis , Raintown Review , Fire and Rain: Eco-
Poetry of California , Junctures (NZ), Mom Egg Review , Moria , Paris Review ,
Western Humanities Review and others.