Synopses & Reviews
Patricia Goedicke was the author of 12 books of poetry, one of which, As Earth Begins to End, was recognized by the American Library Association as one of the top ten poetry books of the year 2000. Patricia Goedicke died of lung cancer in 2006. Even as her body became fragile and besieged, she remained utterly invested in being alive. Among the hundreds of notes, quotations, random written thoughts, plans and descriptions in her files was this note to anyone "who might get drowned in the sludge of my psychic and physical pains. Please be sure to speak of my utter joy-inexpressible-but experienced... walking barefoot over the grass around the house looking up at the stars and talking to the in-and-out cats in the shadows." Before her death, Patricia completed this, her thirteenth collection of poems, The Baseball Field at Night."