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January O'Neil

Author's Bio

January Gill O’Neil is the author of UNDERLIFE (CavanKerry Press, December 2009), and a forthcoming collection, MISERY ISLANDS (CavanKerry Press, fall 2014). She is the executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival and an assistant professor of English at Salem State University.

Publications and Prizes

Misery Islands (CavanKerry Press, 2014), Underlife (CavanKerry Press, 2009)
American Poetry Review, Callaloo, Can We Have Our Ball Back, Crab Creek Review, Crab Orchard Review, Drunken Boat, Field, Literal Latte, Literary Mama, New England Review, North American Review, Ouroboros Review, Paterson Literary Review, Ploughshares, Rattle, Seattle Review, Sou'wester, Stuff Magazine, The MOM Egg
UNDERLIFE was a finalist for ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award, and the 2010 Paterson Poetry Prize. In December 2009, January was awarded a Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant. In 2012, her poem, "Chocolate, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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Listing last updated: August 2, 2014

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Born in:
Norfolk, VA
Raised in:
Norfolk, VA

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