Angela Patten

Poet

Phone: 
(802) 238-3988

Author's Bio

Publications include four poetry collections and a prose memoir. "The Oriole & the Ovenbird" (Kelsay Books 2021), focuses on the primal interplay between humans and avian species in our lives and imaginations. "In Praise of Usefulness" (Wind Ridge Books 2014), celebrates the extraordinary in ordinary things. "High Tea at a Low Table: Stories from an irish Childhood" (Wind Ridge Books 2013), combines my recollections of growing up in Ireland with some unexpectedly traumatic events I experienced 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 & Prizes

Anthologies:
Even The Daybreak: 35 Years of Salmon Poetry (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2016)
,
The Breath of Parted Lips (CavanKerry Press, 2004)
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The White Page: An Bhileog Bhan (Salmon Publishing, 1999)
,
Onion River: Six Vermont Poets (RNM Inc., 1997)
Books:
In Praise of Usefulness (Wind Ridge Books, 2014)
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High Tea At A Low Table: Stories From An Irish Childhood (Wind Ridge Books, 2013)
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Reliquaries (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2007)
,
Still Listening (Salmon Publishing, 1999)
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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Dublin
Ireland
Raised in: 
Dublin
Ireland
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Last update: May 27, 2021