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Patricia Fargnoli is an award-winning American poet and retired psychotherapist. She was the New Hampshire Laureate from December 2006 to March 2009.[1]

Fargnoli's books of poetry include Necessary Light (Utah State University Press, 1999), winner of the May Swenson Book Award; Lives of Others (Oyster River Press, 2001); Small Songs of Pain (Pecan Grove Press, 2003); and most recently, Duties of the Spirit (Tupelo Press, 2005), which won the Jane Kenyon Literary Award for Outstanding Poetry by a New Hampshire poet.

She is the recipient of a fellowship from the MacDowell Colony[2]. Her poems have appeared in magazines and literary journals including Poetry, Ploughshares,[3] Prairie Schooner, The Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, Nimrod, and others.

Fargnoli is a graduate of Trinity College, Hartford College for Women, and the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. She has served as an Associate Editor of The Worcester Review, and taught at The Frost Place, the NH Institute of Art and in the Lifelong Learning Program at Keene State College. A resident of Walpole, New Hampshire, she is a member of the New Hampshire Arts Council Touring Roster and of the New Hampshire Writers Project. She has three children: Kenneth, Michael, and Diana; and four grandchildren: Alycia, Joseph Fargnoli, Joshua, and Jessica.



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