Author Archives: Michael Patton

About Michael Patton

I am a poet, novelist, and storyteller...A new mythologist, a peace miller, a dream worker...I don't qualify as an illustrator or photographer--I just "make pictures"...I have thirteen books available at amazon... I currently reside in northwest Arkansas, but have lived and worked all over the United States... I'm self-taught, for the most part--which is like searching for the right door in the dark. It's an on-going process.... I don't want to write MY story, I want OUR story, so that's what I'm studying: the human story: past, present, future, in its many aspects--including the spiritual. I'm proceeding at a slow crawl.... I don't see the inner world and outer world as separate. By learning about myself, I learn about others, I learn about my world.... Conversely, as I struggle to understand what I see OUT THERE, I learn about myself.... But to be clear: I don't claim any special understanding. I'm still purblind, still only half-awake.... After frustrating experience with the publisher of my first novel, I've published on my own, beginning with e-books, with plans to move into print and audio. Even video.... Along with a second novel, I've now published eight books of poetry. Each poetry book focuses on a theme. For instance, the collection GLORIOUS TEDIOUS TRANSFORMATION is about the slow difficult wonderful process of change.... In that book, as with all my work, I try to be accessible to a general audience, while also striving to achieve a certain literary quality.

meeting the wounded woman

Highly recommended: The Fisher King and the Handless Maiden, by Robert A. Johnson.  MEETING THE WOUNDED WOMAN After waking from the sight of a wounded woman knee-deep in a dark swamp… I remembered what I’d read: the “she” a man … Continue reading

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seeing what I feel

As the world suffers during a pandemic… …I’m actually feeling a bit lighter. Yes, some grief still lingers from the death of my father last December… But I no longer carry the burden of being a full-time caregiver.  Though my … Continue reading

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what a nightmare!

I hear reports of people experiencing Covid-19 nightmares… If it’s true that a dream won’t tell you anything you don’t already know… …why do we need these Covid nightmares? After all, most of us are well aware of the danger. … Continue reading

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