Discipline: Literature – translation

Patty Crane

Discipline: Literature – translation
Region: Windsor, MA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2011, 2019

Patty Crane is the author of Bell I Wake To (Zone 3 Press First Book Award, 2019) and something flown (Concrete Wolf Chapbook Award, 2018). Her poetry has appeared widely in journals, including Bellevue Literary Review, The Massachusetts Review, Poetry East, Verse Daily, and Northern Woodlands. Bright Scythe (Sarabande Books, 2015) includes a selection of Patty’s translations of Swedish poet and Nobel laureate Tomas Tranströmer. Her translations of his collected works, The Blue House, was published by Copper Canyon Press in Fall 2023. Her translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Blackbird, Five Points, Guernica, Plume, Poetry, The New York Times Magazine, and elsewhere. Her work has been supported by fellowships at MacDowell. A third generation Cape Cod native, she divides her time between the hilltowns of western Massachusetts and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.



Patty Crane worked in the Calderwood studio.

In the winter of 1998, motivated by his passion for reading, Stanford Calderwood donated funds for a new writers’ studio. Burr-McCallum Architects of Williamstown, MA, provided the award-winning design in 1999; and the construction of the handsome studio was completed in time for its first artist to arrive early in 2000. With a series of double-hung casement…

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