About the Book
Hues of Darkness, Hues of Light contains the pieces of a soul as she tries to make sense of the world and her life in it. Born Catholic, she might have found those answers earlier in her religion, but circumstances dictated that she emphasize her education; she became a poet, eventually a PhD in English. In reality she seeks goodness and kindness in places where there may not be much, and puzzling through her experiences has led her to making poems that reflect them. Sometimes she digs deep into herself; others, she observes what is around her. Her adventures may be small, but they become important in her writings.
About the Author: Patrice M. Wilson's previous publications include three chapbooks of poetry with Finishing Line Press titled When All Else Falters (Dec. 2003), On Neither Side (July 2009), and A Different Current (2011); two other chapbooks with other writers called Light to See By (Loose Hair Press, Honolulu, 1999) and Cooked, Washed, Swept, Dusted (Honolulu, 1998). Her poetry has recently appeared in Yes, Poetry; Eclipse, The Snail Mail Review, Conversations across Borders, Poetry Superhighway, Nightblade, Eunoia, The 2011 Rhysling Anthology, Common Ground, Bloodroot, Poiesis (#3 ), Transcendental Visions, Barbaric Yawp, and The Journal of New Jersey Poets. Her poetry has won the following honors: University of Hawai'i Myrle Clark Poetry Competition, Third Prize, 1992; Academy of American Poets UH Competition, Honorable Mention, 1991 and 1992; First runner up in Redgreene Press (Pittsburgh, PA) Poetry Chapbook Contest (combined 2000 and 2001 contest), September, 2001. Runner up in Dead Metaphor Press Chapbook Contest, 2001. Fifth Honorable Mention in Finishing Line Press's (Ohio) New Women's Voices Poetry Contest, Spring 2003. Nominated for the Rhysling Prize of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, 2011. She is Associate Professor of English at Hawai'i Pacific University in Honolulu Hawai'i.