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 entitled High Tea at a Low Table: Stories from an Irish Childhood (Vermont, Wind Ridge Books, 2013).
A Senior Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Vermont where she teaches literature and creative writing, she lives in Burlington, Vermont. Her husband is the poet Daniel Lusk