Hawk Mountain, September
Patricia Valdata is assistant professor of communication arts and English at Neumann College. She received an MFA in writing from Goddard College in 1991. Her poetry chapbook Looking for Bivalve was published by Pecan Grove Press in 2002. Her novel Crosswind was published in 1997 by Wind Canyon Publishing. She received Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards for poetry in 2001 and 2003 and is listed in A Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers.
Pat is a birder, and a licensed sailplane pilot.