(Zone 3 Press, 2019)
Winner of the 2018 Zone 3 Press First Book Award

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ABOUT Bell I Wake To

Patty Crane writes with the kind of attention Simone Weil says is close to prayer, and indeed under her gaze everything is blessedly alive with song and shimmer, present in its leafing out and its leaving…This is a beautiful book, a crucial presence in our scattered world.
—Betsy Sholl, author of House of Sparrows: New and Selected Poems

The intimate and exquisite exactitude with which Patty Crane meets the natural world is remarkable. Bell I Wake To brims with keen-eyed, tender noticing—bats are “tin origami,” the snake her spade delivers is “a length of slow-moving muscle,” and finches are “singing wanting.”
—Ellen Doré Watson, author of pray me stay eager

From the opening lines of this stunning collection, I am immediately and irrevocably invested in what this speaker has to say, the many worlds and wounds and healings she weaves…The whole of me responds to these poems.
—Jenn Givhan, author of Girl With Death Mask


Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 8pm - Zone 3 Press First Book Award:
Bell I Wake To

Austin Peay University, Clarksville TN
Reading: Patty Crane & Jenn Givhan

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 9:00 am - 10:15 am: Translation Panelist
American Literary Translators Association Conference

Rochester, NY
Where Literary Translation Meets Creative Writing
Moderator: Evan Fallenberg
Panelists: A. Anupama, Patty Crane, Allison Grimaldi-Donahue, Tomás Q. Morín

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Print: A Bookstore
Portland, ME
Reading: Patty Crane & Betsy Sholl

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm -7:00 pm - The Chatham Bookstore
Chatham NY
Reading: Patty Crane & David Giannini

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm - The Galaxy Bookshop
Hardwick, VT
Reading: Patty Crane

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 5:30 pm - The Bookstore
Lenox, MA
Reading: Patty Crane

March 4-7, 2020 (Details forthcoming) - AWP Conference
San Antonio, TX
Book Signing & Reading: Patty Crane

Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:15 pm - BookWoman
Austin, TX
Reading: Patty Crane, followed by an open mike