Timeline of Goedicke's Life

1931 - Patricia McKenna is born in Boston, Massachusetts

1947 - McKenna publishes first poem in Seventeen

1953 - McKenna graduates from Middlebury College where she studied under Robert Frost; McKenna moves to New York

1956 - McKenna marries Victor Goedicke; they move to Athens, Ohio where Victor becomes professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at Ohio University.

1958 - Patricia Goedicke publishes three poems in Kenyon Review

1968 - Goedicke’s 1st  book of poems Between Oceans is published; Patricia Goedicke and Robinson meet at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New              Hampshire

1968-1971 – Goedicke and Robinson live together in New York and Connecticut

1971 - Goedicke and Robinson move to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where they get married once their divorces are finalized

1976 - Goedicke publishes 2nd book of poems For the Four Corners

1978 - Goedicke publishes 3rd book Trail that Turns on Itself

1980 - Goedicke publishes 2 books: The Dog that Was Barking Yesterday and Crossing the Same River

1981 - Goedicke and Robinson move to Missoula, Montana, where Goedicke is hired to teach Creative Writing at The University of Montana

1983 - Goedicke earns a tenure track position at The University

1984 - Goedicke publishes The King of Childhood, a chapbook about her father

1985 - Goedicke publishes The Wind of Our Going

1986 - Goedicke publishes Listen, Love, a book of love poems, many to Leonard Robinson

1989 - Goedicke's 9th book, The Tongues We Speak, is published and is named to The New York Times Book Review list of notable books for 1990

1991 - Goedicke is named a Distinguished Scholar at The University of Montana

1992 - Goedicke publishes Paul Bunyan's Bearskin and dedicates it to the Rattlesnake Ladies Salon, a Missoula-based writing group

1996 - Goedicke's 11th book, Invisible Horses is published; unlike previous books, Invisible Horses is the result of an intensive focus around a specific            theme: human thought and perception

1999 - Robinson passes away in his sleep at the age of 86

2000 - Goedicke's 12th book, As Earth Begins to End, is published, and is named to Booklist's top ten books of the year

2003 - Goedicke retires from The University of Montana

2006 - Goedicke passes away at the age of 75 while working on her 13th book of poems

2008 - Goedicke’s The Baseball Field at Night, is published