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North Carolina Poet & Author

I'll Buy Flowers
Again Tomorrow

Poems of Loss and Healing

Patricia Joslin is a poet and essayist living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her chapbook, I’ll Buy Flowers Again Tomorrow: Poems of Loss and Healing, was published in 2023 by Charlotte Lit Press. Poems have appeared in Kakalak, Tipton Poetry Journal, New Note Poetry, Eunoia Review, and the San Antonio Review. Patricia is a former educator with a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Wisconsin and an Ed.D from the University of Minnesota. She loves live jazz, chamber music, solo travel, and her four young grandsons.

My Story

The only private place in the tiny, crowded house of my growing-up years was a stuffy, dusty-smelling attic space under the eaves that I shared with Christmas decorations and baby furniture awaiting the arrival of brother number three.  I crawled into that hideout with a flashlight and pillow whenever I wanted to read or write, careful not to look behind the overstuffed boxes piled high in the dark.  Now, over sixty years later, that inner dream of becoming a writer is still alive. My home office space is a cocoon, just as the crawlspace under the eaves was a refuge to that young girl. The light from the office window to my right is filtered through colored glass bottles collected over time. I listen to classical music. An abstract art piece - a modern depiction of the Eiffel Tower - adorns the wall above my bookcase. Creativity seeps into this space if I welcome it with kindness. In the words of James Michener -“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.”

My Poetry

Springtime in the Columbarium


Questions for the Artist


The Names of Things

Monday at the Pool

Jazz: The Cosmic Connector

Communing With the Turkey Vultures in Tecate

today at low tide

Welcoming William

Hiking the Blue Star

I Didn't Mean to Write a Poem

Karla, Kevin and Lewis

Boccherini at the Bechtler Museum


Ode to the Quaking Aspen

One More Move

My Books
My Essays

Finding Joy in Borrowed Time


Flying South

Then and Now

My Reviews

This book is the shrine Patricia Ann Joslin came to poetry to build. In it, she describes her husband so vividly that we feel we must have known him too. And in the course of these pages, we come to know her, his widow, as we walk the woodland trails she walked with him and now alone. We are privileged to witness how faith re-blossoms


Author of Homelight, Asylum: Improvisations on John Clare, Not Feathers Yet: A Beginner’s Guide to the Poetic Life, and others

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