Patrick J. Leach

Biography

Patrick J. Leach lives in Portland, Oregon. An artist and a writer, Leach has written professionally for companies and universities. He is co-author with Frances Price Cook of a biography, The life and Art of C.S. Price.

In 1995 he abandoned the corporate life, focusing on painting and poetry while earning money caring for neighborhood yards and homes.

Leach has published over 16 books of poetry and art, available in print and eBook formats. Watch for more of his books combining his unique blend of poetry and art.

Leach studied creative writing (poetry) at Cornell University (B.S. General Studies, 1972), and holds two Masters degrees from Washington State University (Sociology, Education). "I've always considered myself a writer. I've taken many paths, tried a variety of occupations, always returning to writing and art."

Where to find Patrick J. Leach online


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Books

Hapuna
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 9,970. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Enjoy this delightful book of poetry and art by author/artist Patrick J. Leach. Hapuna is a place in Hawaii and a state of mind.
In The Labyrinth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
In the Labyrinth A Book of Poetry and art about the oddities and wonder of being alive. Obscurity rattles me. One labyrinth tangled inside another. Skeletons with living flesh hanging off, defying the certainty of death. Before I entered this being I walked on Earth, on feet of clay. Become dust particles coalesced Over centuries orbiting a star. I would be honorable. Sober. Give love.
Patrick J. Leach Selected Paintings - Volume III - Part I
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
This is the third volume of paintings by artist Patrick J. Leach. It is divided into three parts to accommodate the large file sizes for online publication. I hope you enjoy viewing these works of art as much as I did creating them. Since becoming a painter, this adds a major dimension to my life that I did not even notice was missing before I began.
Patrick J. Leach Selected Paintings - Volume III - Part II
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
This is the third volume of paintings by artist Patrick J. Leach. It is divided into three parts to accommodate the large file sizes for online publication. I hope you enjoy viewing these works of art as much as I did creating them. Since becoming a painter, this adds a major dimension to my life that I did not even notice was missing before I began.
Patrick J. Leach Selected Paintings - Volume III - Part III
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
This is the third volume of paintings by artist Patrick J. Leach. It is divided into three parts to accommodate the large file sizes for online publication. I hope you enjoy viewing these works of art as much as I did creating them. Since becoming a painter, this adds a major dimension to my life that I did not even notice was missing before I began.
Patrick J. Leach Selected Paintings - Volume II
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Volume Two contains the paintings of artist Patrick Leach. All full color images are presented in portrait orientation. Volume Two is presented in two parts because the images are so large to give readers a high resolution view of these remarkable paintings. Volume Three, also available as an e-book, presents landscape orientation images.
Patrick J. Leach Selected Paintings - Volume II - Part II
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Volume Two contains the paintings of artist Patrick Leach. All full color images are presented in portrait orientation. Volume Two is presented in two parts because the images are so large to give readers a high resolution view of these remarkable paintings. Volume Three, also available as an e-book, presents landscape orientation images.
Patrick J. Leach Selected Paintings – Volume One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
This was first published in 2011 and contains Volume One of paintings by artist Patrick J. Leach. It contains 130 full color images of his paintings. Volumes Two and Three are also available.
Whirlpools of Silence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,070. Language: American English. Published: April 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
This book is dedicated to THE CREATOR OF EVERYTHING. It is poetry mixed with art - emotions mixed with words and delivered here to you with love and mystery…
In This Vast Sea of Stars
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
This book is dedicated to the Creator of this vast sea of stars in which we are immersed – a good friend and confidence builder in my life, and to you, whoever you are and whenever you may be reading these words. I celebrate this experience of being alive with you…
The River of Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,430. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
I grew up along the banks of the Niagara River about ten miles before it dropped over Niagara Falls. Most days it was so calm, graceful and wide. We swam in her water in the summer, and played on the ice in the winter. It was fascinating to visit the American and Canadian sides and watch this river speed up and drop. I grew to see many analogies between rivers and living beings.
Blue
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,850. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
The mix of art and poetry gives me great joy, and creating this book that combines both must be shared. I rely on the spiritual essence underlying all things for inspiration and guidance. Like celestial navigation, I do not always get it right. Please enjoy.
Snowflakes Gently Falling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,140. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
This book contains very short poems of four lines or less. Please enjoy. In Your Dreams – Love, desire, – An early Spring …
The Weight of the World
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Split and crushed over dreams and fancies. Toadstools I should not eat devoured in My prime along with other things Changed me, made me wiser, more human and weak. Vulnerable and weak, I almost died. I say to the world now: You’re on your own; world laughs, thanking me for what was always true. Sets me free to do what I think is right. I drop the weight of the world and carry on.
Dreamer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
What separates the dream from the real? Please enjoy this book of poetry which blends them together. This World: A great place to practice being alive.
Morning Stillness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Please enjoy this book of short poetry – three lines or less, each. My life – once a tragedy – now a clean, fresh slate to write ….
Listening For God
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
There are many ways to listen for God. The UNIVERSE is eternal night with stars to give us light and God filling us with life.
Bare Trees
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
I like bare trees, the way they look in winter, their shapes in stark relief to the winter sky; bones that give structure and form to the beauty of flowers and leaves in spring. And just when I think I cannot stand more short days and long nights, or cold and rain and winter things the trees begin to change. Little signs of life on bare branches, almost imperceptible at first, then more obvious.
And Then The Rain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,200. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
It begins here. This book is over 550 pages long! I put all of myself into this. I know this is the goal of the poet, and probably every poet in the world would say this. I do not keep secrets when I write. This is as close to me as a person can get, probably more is contained here about me than you or anyone could get by knowing me personally. In person I am not as open or confident.
The Symphony of Being
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
The Symphony of Being is a fascinating book of poetry and art by author/artist Patrick Leach. It originates in: This Ever Changing Wilderness I call my life Please join me in the celebration of life.

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