February 19, 2023: Susan Donnelly
Susan Donnelly’s newest poetry collection is The Maureen Papers and Other Poems. Its title poem sequence was 2019 co-winner of the Samuel Washington Allen Award from the New England Poetry Club. The author of Capture the Flag, Transit, Eve Names the Animals, and six chapbooks, she has published in The New Yorker, Poetry, Agni, Prairie Schooner, and in many other journals, anthologies, textbooks, and online. Her poetry was recently included in an anthology, Poets Meet Politics, chosen from a 2022 competition sponsored by Hungry Hill Writing of Cork, Ireland. Other new work is forthcoming in Poetry East, U.S. Catholic, and Main Street Rag. Susan grew up in Brookline, graduating from the Heath School and then from Holy Cross Academy on Boylston Street. She is a member of a large extended family, who regularly gathered at her grandparents’ house on Chestnut Hill Avenue. Many of her poems reflect these places and personalities. Susan now teaches poetry classes and offers individual consultations from her home in Arlington, Massachusetts.