Join us for an evening of poetry with Vermont poet Angela Patten as we celebrate the release of her most recent collection of poetry, The Oriole & the Ovenbird.
"Angela Patten’s The Oriole & the Ovenbird offers us bird-loving readers the pleasure of seeing the birds and savoring their habits and quirky ways. But the poems of the collection also deliver to us a profundity about our human lives as we absorb the insightful portraits of these creatures that are both common and extraordinary. These serious, crafty, and elegant compositions show us just how necessary birds are to our spiritual lives; a task that also warns us how bereft we will be if we no longer have the birds enriching our days."
--David Huddle, author of Blacksnake at the Family Reunion and My Surly Heart
Angela Patten is author of four poetry collections, The Oriole and the Ovenbird (Kelsay Books), In Praise of Usefulness (Wind Ridge Books), Reliquaries and Still Listening (both from Salmon Poetry, Ireland), and a prose memoir, High Tea at a Low Table: Stories from an Irish Childhood (Wind Ridge Books). Her work has been widely published in literary journals and anthologies, among them Poetry Ireland Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Calyx, Nimrod International Journal, Prairie Schooner, Markings (Scotland), Green Mountains Review, and The White Page/An Bhileog Bhan: Twentieth-Century Irish Women Poets.
Winner of the 2016 National Poetry Prize from the Cape Cod Cultural Center and a University of Vermont Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching, Angela has also received creation grants from the Vermont Community Foundation and the Vermont Arts Council. She has been Visiting Writer at Stonecoast in Ireland, (University of Southern Maine MFA Program), Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland; Stranmillis University College-Queens, Belfast, Northern Ireland; and The Frost Place, Franconia, New Hampshire.
Angela holds a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in English from the University of Vermont and an MFA in Poetry from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, she now lives in Burlington, Vermont, and is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Vermont.
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