Angela Patten was born and grew up in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, and emigrated to the United States in 1977.
Her poetry collections are Still Listening (Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Salmon Publishing, 1999); and Reliquaries (Salmon Publishing, 2007).
Her most recent book is the memoir High Tea at a Low Table: Stories from an Irish Childhood (Vermont, Wind Ridge Books, 2013).
Winner of the 2016 National Poetry Prize from the Cape Cod Cultural Center, Massachusetts, 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; Stranmillis University College-Queens, Belfast; and The Frost Place, Franconia, New Hampshire.
She is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Vermont, and lives in Burlington, Vermont with her husband, poet Daniel Lusk
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