University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

Angela Patten

Faculty - Angela Patten

Angela Patten

Angela Patten, Senior Lecturer

  • M.F.A. Vermont College, 1996
  • C.V. (PDF)
Area of expertise

Creative Writing, Expository Writing

Contact Information
Office: 432 Old Mill

Spring 2018 Office Hours: W 3:30 - 5:00 and by appointment


Angela Patten is author of two poetry collections, Reliquaries and Still Listening, both published by Salmon Poetry, Ireland. A prose memoir, High Tea at a Low Table, was published by Wind Ridge Books of Vermont in 2013. Her work has appeared in several anthologies including The WRUV Reader: Now in Color, A Vermont Writers’ Anthology; Birchsong: Poetry Centered in Vermont; Cudovista Usta (Marvellous Mouth), Drustvo Apokalipsa (Slovenia); The White Page/An Bhileog Bhan: Twentieth-Century Irish Women Poets; and The Breath of Parted Lips II. Poems and essays have appeared in such literary journals as Nimrod International, Poetry Ireland, Calyx Journal, The Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, and Michigan Quarterly Review.

Recipient of a 2007 Creation grant from the Vermont Arts Council and a 2002 Vermont Arts Endowment grant for Poetry, Patten was visiting poet at The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching in New Hampshire in 2012. In 2007 she was Poet-in-Residence at Stranmillis University College-Queens in Belfast, N.I.

Selected Publications:

(2013)>High Tea at a Low Table: Stories from an Irish Childhood


Still Listening (1999)

Courses taught: Creative Writing, Expository Writing, Introduction to Fiction, Introduction to Poetry