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 & Prizes

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)
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)
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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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Last update: Feb 24, 2020