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Pat(ricia) Lowery Collins (1932-) Biography

Personal, Awards, Honors, SidelightsCareer, Member, Writings, Work in Progress

Poet, writer, artist, and illustrator; has artwork in permanent and private collections in the U.S. and Japan. Worcester Art Museum, member of faculty; teaches workshops in creativity, writing, and life drawing; gives readings; visits schools as guest author.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Authors Guild, PEN New England.


My Friend Andrew, illustrated by Howard Berelson, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1981.

Tumble, Tumble, Tumbleweed, illustrated by Charles Robinson, Albert Whitman (Niles, IL), 1982.

Taking Care of Tucker, illustrated by Maxie Chambliss, Putnam (New York, NY), 1989.

Waiting for Baby Joe, illustrated by Joan Whinham Dunn, Albert Whitman (Niles, IL), 1990.

Tomorrow, Up and Away, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger, Houghton (Boston, MA), 1990.

I Am an Artist, illustrated by Robin Brickman, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 1992.

Don't Tease the Guppies, illustrated by Marylin Hafner, Putnam (New York, NY), 1994.

Come Out, Come Out!, illustrated by Dee Huxley, Philomel (New York, NY), 2004.


Signs and Wonders, Houghton (Boston, MA), 1999.

Just Imagine, Houghton (Boston, MA), 2001.

The Fattening Hut, Houghton (Boston, MA), 2003.


The River Shares Its Secret (textbook), Houghton (Boston, MA), 1981.

(Illustrator) Isabel Joshlin Glaser, compiler, Dreams of Glory: Poems Starring Girls (poetry anthology), Atheneum (New York, NY), 1995.

The Quiet Woman Wakes Up Shouting (chapbook of poems), Folly Cove Books (Gloucester, MA), 1998.

(And illustrator) Schooner (nonfiction picture book), Commonwealth Editions (Beverly, MA), 2002.

Contributor to Ten Times Round, Ginn (Lexington, MA), 1987; Mystery Sneaker, Ginn (Lexington, MA), 1987; The 1994 Writer's Handbook; and You and Me, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1997. Contributor to anthologies, including Primavera: An Anthology of Writing by Women, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1980. Contributor to periodicals, including Writer, Northshore, Small Pond Review, WIND, California Quarterly, ArtsNorth, Yankee, Cricket, US1 Worksheets, My Own Magazine, Parting Gifts, and Ad Hoc Monadnock. Illustrator of book jackets.

Poetry and short stories; On the Air, an adult novel; picture books; a historical novel; a poetry collection.

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