Brody poet by the GW Bridge

Patricia Brody

Born at Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital, Patricia Brody graduated from White Plains High School and Sarah Lawrence College. Her first writing teacher was Grace Paley.
She received an MSW from Columbia University and a Masters in English Literature from City College of New York. She lived in Vienna and San Francisco where she  worked as a journalist. Her interview with blues singer Bonnie Raitt became the first woman-on–the-cover story for Guitar Player Magazine. Brody and her husband have raised three children one block from the Hudson River.

Patricia Brody ’s first poetry collection, American Desire,  was selected  by Finishing Line Press for a 2009 New Women’s Voices Award.

Her second collection, DANGEROUS TO KNOW,  from Salmon Poetry (Ireland) was published in March 2013.

Many of the poems are in the voices of “forgotten women writers.” Barrow Street, Western Humanities Review, Paris Review and online on Poetry Daily, Istanbul Review, are some of the journals where Patricia’s work has appeared.  She is especially proud of poems appearing in: Psychoanalytic Perspectives and International Journal of Feminist Politics, and in the anthology(co edited by Philip Miller) Chance of a Ghost.

Awards include two Pushcart nominations; English Speaking Union of New York, 1st Prize for a poem; Jack Zucker Memorial Prize and two Academy of American Poets prizes.

She would like to revive Survival of the Soul: Artists Living with Illness, an anthology of contemporary poems, prose and art.

Brody works as a family & couples therapist in New York City and teaches SEEKING YOUR VOICE: a Poetry Workshop,  at Barnard College Center for Research on Women. She taught English comp and American Literature for many years at Boricua College in Harlem.