Author Archives: Michael Patton

About Michael Patton

I am a poet, novelist, and fabulist...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.

dreaming our life

A recent news photo of an upside-down flag at a demonstration reminded me of a dream from years ago… In the dream… I’m walking down a road when I see, to my right, a small house with a white garage. … Continue reading

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dreaming Bigfoot

Maybe they’re dreaming with eyes open… I’m talking about those who say they’ve seen Bigfoot*. Yes, some are surely pulling our leg (a nice way to say “lying”). However, I believe others actually saw something real.  No, not a physical … Continue reading

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a good place to find a poem

If you’re a poet searching for your next poem, a dream can be a good place to look… A good place, because dreams don’t lie.  And neither should poems. A good place, because dreams open our minds and hearts with … Continue reading

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