Patricia Davis writes plays, nonfiction, and poetry. Her first play, Alternative Methods, was selected for readings at Urban Stages, Georgia College and State University, and Catholic University. Produced in the Capital Fringe and New York International Fringe festivals in 2010, it was chosen as a recommended pick by New York Theater Review and was honored with a Best Director award. With Dianna Ortiz, a US nun who was tortured in Guatemala, Patricia co-authored The Blindfold’s Eyes: My Journey from Torture to Truth, winning Best First-Time Author and Best/History Biography awards from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada and a Best Book Award from Spirituality and Health magazine. Former director of the Guatemala Human Rights Commission, she has published articles in The Nation, Counterpunch, and Hispanic, has blogged on theater for Arts America, and has written reviews for DC Metro Theater Arts and Maryland Theater Guide. Her poetry has appeared in various literary journals and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A finalist for the 2011 Beullah Rose Poetry Prize and the 2012 Blue Light Poetry Chapbook Contest, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from American University and a BA in English from Carleton College.
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