Pat Valdata


Inherent Vice

From the title poem:

Decay is deliberate,
like Navajo sand painting,
words scribed in chalk
on a rainy sidewalk,
swans sculpted from ice.
No matter. We are all
design: inherent vice.
See it in the museum.
See it in your mirror.

Selected Works

Poetry
"It’s a triumph, at once whimsical and earnest in its celebration of pioneering women in flight."
–Dick Davis
Graced by clean lines, sharp images, economy of words
–Barbara Crooker
Fiction
The Other Sister is a passionate, startling and, wonderfully readable novel.
–Kate Evans
Superb reading entertainment: extremely well-written, fast-moving, authentic and quite unique
–Jo Shaw

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