Patricia Horn O’Brien of Guilford Poets Guild publishes “The Scatter and the Gap”with Grayson Books!

Grayson Books is pleased to announce the publication of Patricia Horn O’Brien’s The Scatter and the Gap!

Advanced Praise for The Scatter and the Gap: Patricia O’Brien’s native sympathy colors her renderings of a bus driver or a lone woman on a train; and the pictures she draws of her beloved marsh and shore are exquisite and various. Her gift to us is to suggest their connection to a universe both cherishing and in constant turmoil. As readers, we are the beneficiaries of her willingness to share her inner and outer worlds in these unfailingly beautiful and often surprising poems.—Nan Fitz-Hugh Meneely, author of Simple Absence & GPG Member

About the Author: Patricia Horn O’Brien helped in the establishment of Prison Hospice in three Connecticut prisons and facilitated poetry workshops with fellow poets at York Correctional Institution. She initiated the ongoing program, Paintings and Poetry, at Florence Griswold Museum. She is the author of a poetry collection, When Less Than Perfect is Enough, and is the co-author, with her son Richard Manders, of a memoir about their adoption story, The Laughing Rabbit: A Mother, a Son and the Ties that Bind.

The Scatter and the Gap is available in bookstores, through Ingram Books, from or through the publisher.

For more information, contact Patricia O’Brien at and visit Grayson Books at

Paperback: 118 pages Publication Date: January 6, 2023
ISBN: 979-8-9855442-3-7 Grayson Books $16.95

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