G.E. Patterson is a poet, critic, and public artist. He has been a featured poet-performer in New York’s Panasonic Village Jazz Fest. Other work includes public-art commissions for Create: The Community Meal (on food access and food justice) and the Plume Project (on energy awareness and sustainability); Civic Women: Community Visions (on civic practices of a cohort of women in the Czech Republic); and the Dale Street Bridge Replacement (on uniting a community fractured by freeway construction and urban renewal).
Patterson is the author of two poetry collections, To and From (Ahsahta Press, 2008) and Tug (Graywolf Press, 1999), which won the Minnesota Book Award. Patterson has been the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, the Djerassi Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and New York City’s Fund for Poetry, among other awards and honors. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.