Patricia Hooper was born in Saginaw, Michigan. She received a BA and MA from the University of Michigan.
Hooper is the author of five poetry collections, including Wild Persistence (University of Tampa Press, 2019); Separate Flights (University of Tampa Press, 2016), which received the Anita Claire Scharf 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.