Angela Alaimo O'Donnell
Poetry-in-the-Round hosts poet Angela Alaimo O'Donnell on Tuesday, February 5 at 6 p.m. in the Chancellor's Suite of the University Center. Angela Alaimo O'Donnell's poetry publications include two chapbooks and five collections of poems, most recently Still Pilgrim (Paraclete Press, April 2017). She is also the author of a memoir, Mortal Blessings (Ave Maria Press, 2014). O'Donnell's creative work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize among other awards, and her critical biography, Flannery O'Connor: Fiction Fired by Faith (Liturgical Press, 2015), won first prize for excellence in biography from the Association of Catholic Publishers. She has recently completed a book-length study of Flannery O'Connor and race and a collection of poems that channel the voice of Flannery O'Connor, entitled Andalusian Hours: Poems from the Porch of Flannery O'Connor. The latter is forthcoming from Paraclete Press in 2019. She teaches English at Fordham University and is associate director of Fordham's Curran Center for American Catholic Studies.
The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
About the Series
Poetry-in-the-Round has brought some of the best contemporary writers from around the world to Seton Hall University for the past three decades. Some of those visitors have included Karen Russell, Ben Lerner, Dinaw Mengestu, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Jonathan Franzen, Heidi Julavits, Ben Marcus, Joyce Carol Oates, Russell Banks, Nadine Gordimer, Jamaica Kincaid, John Ashbery, Adrienne Rich, and many others. The series has worked to bring established and up-and-coming new writers to the attention of Seton Hall students and the community.