Juliet Patterson teaches various courses in creative writing and literature. She is also teaches courses in Enviromental Conversation and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her scholarly and creative interests include environmental studies, queer theory and literature, gender studies, ecopoetics, auto theory, and human geography.
She is the author of the forthcoming memoir, Sinkhole: A Natural History of a Suicide (Milkweed Editions, September 2022) and two full-length poetry collections, Threnody, (Nightboat Books 2016), a finalist for the 2017 Audre Lorde Poetry Award, and The Truant Lover, (Nightboat Books, 2006), winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize and a finalist for the 2006 Lambda Literary Award. A recipient of a 2011 Arts & Letters Susan Atefat Prize in non-fiction, and a 2010 Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize, she has also been awarded fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Minneapolis-based Creative Community Leadership Institute (formerly the Institute for Community and Creative Development). She lives in Minneapolis near the west bank of the Mississippi. For more information, visit: www.julietpatterson.com