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Pat LaRose

Pat LaRose, a reference librarian at Newport Public Library for 28 years, has been an actress with The RI Shakespeare Theater, and Moonlight Theater Company, and is a member of Ocean State Poets.

Her poems have been published in “Balancing the Tides”, and the “The Loft Anthology- 2012 Poetry Awards”, and “Where Beach Meets Ocean”, the 10th anniversary collection of the Block Island Poetry Project. She’s a Rhode Island native, who likes bird-watching, nature walks, swimming, books and RI beaches. She’s also a sucker for a horse story of any kind.  


Pat's Origami micro-chapbook & selected poem are available below.

Origami Micro-Chapbook 

Selected Poem(s)

The Year in Haikus


Cover Art from the Web


Carolina wren
sings away my winter blues
red roses help too

slush puddles wind snow
ice green shoots green beer – lions
lambs – the whole shebang

keep the long days close
as the sun tilts towards less
light, take breath with you

cold comes with this moon
I’ll weave my winter cocoon
settle in till June
Pat LaRose © 2014