Patricia Zylius is an incurable copyeditor. She gardens, practices tai chi, walks, and listens mostly to music written before 1750 and jazz. Her poems have appeared in Caesura, Monterey Poetry Review, Sand Hill Review, Red Wheelbarrow, Catamaran Literary Reader, Ellipsis, and Women Artists Datebook. In 2012 she published Dear Sweeties: Tom Cuthbertson on His Dance with Cancer, by her late ex-husband. Her chapbook Once a Vibrant Field was published in 2013 by Finishing Line Press.