Poetry. BEYOND THE MOON'S WHITE CLAW, 2018 David Martinson-Meadowhawk Prize winner, is Patty Dickson Pieczka's third book of poetry. Her second book, PAINTING THE EGRET'S ECHO, won the Library of Poetry Book Award for 2012 from the Bitter Oleander Press.
Patty Dickson Pieczka's third book of poetry, BEYOND THE MOON'S WHITE CLAW won the David Martinson Meadowhawk Award from Red Dragonfly Press. Her second collection of poetry, PAINTING THE EGRET'S ECHO, won the Library of Poetry Book Award for 2012 from the Bitter Oleander Press. She was the featured poet in their Spring 2014 issue and was invited to serve as book contest Judge in 2019. Other awards include the Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest in the Best Sonnet category, the ISPS poetry contest for 2012 (first place in the free verse category), Frances Locke Memorial Poetry Award for 2010, and nominations for an Illinois Arts Council Award and three Pushcart Prizes. Other books are Lacing Through Time (Bellowing Ark Press, 2011), and a chapbook, Word Paintings, (Snark Publishing, 2002). Patty graduated from the Creative Writing Program at Southern Illinois University. Writing contributions have appeared in many journals, including Bluestem, Blue Unicorn, The Cape Rock, Crab Orchard Review, Eureka Literary Magazine, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Red Rock Review, Sierra Nevada Review, Versedaily.org, Willow Review. Her first novel, Finding the Raven, was released in June 2016 by Ravenswood Publishing.