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Angela Patten

Angela Patten is a native of Dublin, Ireland, and has lived in the United States since 1977. She received a B.A. in English from UVM and an MFA in Writing (Poetry) from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Author of three poetry collections, In Praise of Usefulness (Wind Ridge Books), Reliquariesand 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 including Birchsong: Poetry Centered in VermontCudovista Usta (Marvellous Mouth), Drustvo Apokalipsa (Slovenia); The Breath of Parted Lips Volume IISalmon: A Journey in Poetry, 1981-2007Salmon Poetry; and The White Page/An Bhileog Bhan: Twentieth-Century Irish Women Poets (Salmon Poetry).

Angela’s poem “Tracks” won the 2016 Cape Cod Cultural Center National Poetry Prize. In 2012 she was awarded a Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has received grants for poetry from the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Community Foundation and has been Visiting Writer at Stonecoast in Ireland, Dingle, County Kerry; Stranmillis University College-Queens, Belfast, Northern Ireland; and The Frost Place, Franconia, NH.

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ISBN: 9781903392621
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Published: Salmon Publishing - October 14th, 2008

Patten was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. After moving to the United States, she graduated from the University of Vermont and received an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College. Her poems have appeared in many literary journals, and she has given readings in Ireland, Germany, the Czech Republic, and throughout Vermont and New England. She teaches at the University of Vermont.


Still Listening (Salmon Poetry) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781897648506
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Published: Salmon Publishing - March 1st, 2000

These poems depend on memory and dreams as their inexhaustible source. They describe the romantic America of childhood and the folklore of the remembered Irish past. They come out of an oral tradition in which family troubles are turned into familiar stories that can be retold and relished again and again.


High Tea at a Low Table, Stories from an Irish Childhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935922285
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Published: Wind Ridge Books - July 19th, 2013

In Praise of Usefulness: Poetry Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935922568
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Published: Wind Ridge Books - July 31st, 2014

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