Literary Boatyard

A beach, a boat, a backyard.
And a father building a boat big enough to contain his large family, not to mention their imagination.

Meet the Boatman's Daughter


Pat Butler grew up on Long Island, NY, where life revolved around beaches, boats and clam shacks. Leaving the island as a young adult, Pat opted for city living in New England and France, traveling widely while discovering her roots through other cultures. This is Pat’s second chapbook, which continues to explore the themes of identity, place and family evoked in her first: Poems from the Boatyard (also published by Finishing Line Press). Pat has also published in Fresh Boiled Peanuts, Rhythm & Rhyme 6, and Ruminate, as well as online magazines.

Currently residing in the Atlanta, GA area, Pat works for OM Arts International, using her poetry and art to connect with people of other cultures. She continues to travel widely and enjoys art, cultures, and any activity in, near or on the ocean.

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