Angela Patten was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. After moving to the United States, she graduated from the University of Vermont and received an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College. Her first collection of poetry, Still Listening, was published by Salmon Poetry in 1999, and her poems were included in The White Page/An Bhileog Bhan: Twentieth Century Irish Women Poets, The Breath of Parted Lips, and Onion River: Six Vermont Poets. Her poems have also appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, Gaelforce (Scotland), Prairie Schooner, The Michigan Poetry Review, The Literary Review, Calyx, Hunger Mountain Review and other literary journals, and she has given readings in Ireland, Germany, the Czech Republic, and throughout Vermont and New England. She teaches at the University of Vermont.