Patricia Hooper was born in Saginaw, Michigan. She received a BA and MA from the University of Michigan.
She is the author of four poetry collections, including Wild Persistence (University of Tampa Press, 2019), Separate Flights (University of Tampa Press, 2016), which received the Anita Claire Sharf Award, and Other Lives (Elizabeth Street Press, 1984), which received the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. She is also the author of several children’s books.
Hooper lives in Gastonia, North Carolina.