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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Patricia Gangas  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult; Children;

Born: 1939

Died: January 25, 2011, Oak Brook, Illinois

-- Patricia Gangas on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Patricia Gangas lived in a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Patricia Gangas is a member of the Poets Club of Chicago and was the president of Poets and Patrons also in Chicago for nine years. She had three books of poetry published: ''All These Years'', ''The Final Approach'', ''These Places of Light''. Her children's book ''Cats Everywhere'' was published in 2003. She authored a manuscript of mystical poetry called ''Gathering God'', and a memoir titled ''How I Scared Cancer to Death: with God's help'', neither of which has yet been published. Her hobbies were reading, attending college classes and playing Texas Hold'em.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

All These Years
ISBN: 1887312005

Master/Patricia Gangas. 1984

Patricia Gangas was born in Chicago of Irish parents and was raised on the west side of the city, where she was educated in private Catholic schools.She recently completed a three-year study of the Spanish mystics. She studied with the great Chicago poet, Paul Carroll and credits him with her deeper developement as a poet.

The Final Approach
ISBN: 1887312013

Master/Patricia Gangas. 1989

Patricia Gangas is a poet who is at once tender, intense, and stunningly strong. She threads the reader through her world of love, despair and triumph. Her lyrical seense drives her daring and powerful metaohors, as she spares no one, not even herself, from razor-sharp observations of her feminine and human existence.

These Places of Light
ISBN: 1887312021

Master/Patricia Gangas. 1995

Here in Pat Gangas' poetry is her collection of stars.Their voices seem to come from some other place-although the images are of the earth and unselfconscious, so that you listen closely. As you read, there seem to be echoes-"from the ear of time"-waves of wind braided with bells and the scent of summer grass. You'll feel it-the power that moves from somewhere over-the-soul and through the metaphor of the poet.

Cats everywhere (Books for Young Learners)
ISBN: 1572742534

Richard C Owen Publishers. 2000