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, Even The Daybreak: 35 Years of Salmon Poetry; Birchsong: Poetry Centered in Vermont; Cudovista Usta (Marvellous Mouth), Drustvo Apokalipsa (Slovenia); The Breath of Parted Lips Volume II; Salmon: A Journey in Poetry, 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.