The Poet and the Poem
Featured Geraldine Connolly
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Geraldine Connolly was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She earned a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and and an M.A. from the University of Maryland. For seven years she served as co-editor of the literary quarterly, Poet Lore. She is author of a chapbook, The Red Room,and four full-length poetry collections: Food for the Winter (Purdue), Province of Fire (Iris Press), Hand of the Wind (Iris Press) and her new book, Aileron, published by Terrapin Books in 2018.
Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Georgia Review, Cortland Review and Shenandoah. It has been anthologized in Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High School Students, Sweeping Beauty: Poems About Housework, and The Doll Collection.
She has won many awards, including two fellowships from the National Endowment for The Arts, the Margaret Bridgman Fellowship of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, a Maryland Arts Council fellowship and the Yeats Society of New York Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in Ted Kooser?s column, American Life in Poetry and has been broadcast on Garrison Keillor?s Writers Almanac.
She has taught classes in the Maryland Poetry-in-the-Schools program, at the Writers Center in Bethesda MD, the Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua NY, the University of Arizona Poetry Center and the Johns Hopkins Graduate Writing Program in Washington, DC. She lives with her husband in Tucson, Arizona.