Angela Patten

(802) 238-3988

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

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

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

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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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Last updated: Oct 28, 2016