PATTIE PALMER-BAKER is a Portland, OR artist and poet. Although she often combines these two forms of expression in collages of paste paper and calligraphy, the inspiration for and the meaning of the artwork lies within the poem. Over the years of exhibiting her artwork, the discovery that many people responded most strongly to the poetry motivated her to strengthen her focus on writing. The goal of all her creative output is to translate the inner world into a media that moves readers away from their habitual perception of the world. Some of the journals that have published her work are Eholi Gaduji Journal, Poeming Pigeons Anthology, Petals in the Pan Anthology, The Ghazal Page, Voicecatcher, Postcard Poetry and Prose Magazine, Riding Light and She Holds the Face of the World Anthology (Voicecatcher’s best of the last 10 years). She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2013.