Pat Valdata

Pat Valdata’s book of persona poems, Where No Man Can Touch, won the 2015 Donald Justice Poetry Prize and was published by the West Chester University Poetry Center. Her other poetry books include Inherent Vice and the chapbook Looking for Bivalve, both published by Pecan Grove Press. Pat lives in Cecil County, Maryland, and is an adjunct associate professor at University of Maryland University College. She is a glider pilot and birder.

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True Courses: Starting from Sayre

Found poems from the March 26, 1998, edition of the Dallas Sectional Chart Once, when I was practicing cross-country flights during my pilot’s training, I flew from Salisbury, Maryland, to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. If I was on course,…