“Dear Stranger” seeks to serve as a reminder that truth and love are always happening around us and questions how aware we are of it. Often in the busy of life we miss the most profound moments; this work invites the reader to be brave and encouraged. This work is written much like a love letter with the intention of becoming an example of both truth and love.
Natalie Patterson is an American poet and teaching artist. Over the past decade, Natalie has crafted a career out of writing poems on pages and sharing them with the world. In 2009, Natalie became the first female producer and host of the nation’s largest poetry venue, Da Poetry Lounge. She has toured nationally and has taught in university, high school, and private workshop settings, sharing her original curriculum “Re-Connecting: Vulnerability and Integrity.” In 2014, she was commissioned to write and perform poetry for the entire season of “That’s What She Said,” a YouTube-based web series produced by actor Rainn Wilson’s company, SoulPancake. Find out more about Natalie’s work at www.natalieispoetry.com.
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Natalie Patterson; Dear Stranger. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 June 2014; 3 (2): 95–96. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2014.3.2.95
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