January Gill O'Neil's Official Bio
Here's my official bio, which I'll update periodically:
January Gill O’Neil is the author of Rewilding (fall 2018), Misery Islands (2014), and Underlife (2009), published by CavanKerry Press. She is an assistant professor of English at Salem State University, and boards of trustees member with the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) and Montserrat College of Art. From 2012-2018, she served as executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. A Cave Canem fellow, January’s poems and articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day series, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Ploughshares and Ecotone, among others. In 2018, January was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant, and was named the John and Renée Grisham Writer in Residence for 2019-2020 at the University of Mississippi, Oxford. She lives with her two children in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Last update: 2/28/19
Susan, posting the bio here is a placeholder. I'm thinking about creating a Web site and upgrading my blog next year.
I want to thank you for your incredible poem "How to Love" which I found on the Poem A Day website I subscribe to. I've read and re-read it many times as it speaks so to the heart of where I am in my life right now! Your words are like a much loved song that flows through a person ineffably, profoundly! Thank You! My Best Wishes to you. A New Fan! Jean McKay in S.J., CA but nee R.I. and spent early years in Fall River, Mass.!
I am looking forward to Saturday's Poetry Festival in Salem, volunteering is exciting, I get to meet many people.
I am a poetry writer of 35 years, my book is in the editing department down in Florida, I am so excited. Next year I am hoping to participate in the festival and read from my book.