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Angela Patten

Author's Bio

Winner of the 2016 Cape Cod Cultural Center National Poetry Contest,I am author of three poetry collections and a prose memoir. In Praise of Usefulness (Wind Ridge Books 2014), celebrates the extraordinary in ordinary things. The memoir, High Tea at a Low Table (Wind Ridge Books 2013), combines my recollections of growing up in Ireland with some unexpectedly traumatic experiences as a young adult in America. Other poetry collections are Reliquaries and Still Listening (Salmon Poetry, Ireland, 2007 and 1999). I live in Burlington, Vermont where I am a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Vermont.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
In Praise of Usefulness (Wind Ridge Books, 2014), High Tea At A Low Table: Stories From An Irish Childhood (Wind Ridge Books, 2013), Reliquaries (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2007), Still Listening (Salmon Publishing, 1999)
Anthologies:
Even The Daybreak: 35 Years of Salmon Poetry (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2016), The Breath of Parted Lips (CavanKerry Press, 2004), The White Page: An Bhileog Bhan (Salmon Publishing, 1999), Onion River: Six Vermont Poets (RNM Inc., 1997)
Journals:
Calyx, Hunger Mountain, Literary Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Oberon, Off the Coast, Poetry Ireland Review, Prairie Schooner, Voices International, Waterford Review
Prizes:
2016 winner of the Cape Cod Cultural Center National Poetry Contest. Grants for poetry from the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Community Foundation.

Angela Patten Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
"An Address in Amsterdam" by Mary Fillmore, "The Bedside Book of Brids: An Avian Miscellany" by Graeme Gibson, editor, "Daughter, Daedalus" by Alison D. Moncrief Bromage
Favorite Authors:
Seamus Heaney, Billy Collins, Margaret Atwood, Sharon Olds

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Listing last updated: October 28, 2016

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Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
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Other
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Dublin
Raised in:
Dublin

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