by George J. Dance


Geraldine Connolly. Courtesy American Poems.

Geraldine Connolly (born 1947) is an American poet.[1]


Connolly was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.[2]

She attended the University of Pittsburgh as a university scholar for undergraduate work, and the University of Maryland where she studied American literature and earned an M.A. in English.[3]

She was executive editor of Poet Lore from 1994 to 2000. and has taught workshops for the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland, the Maryland Poetry-in-the-Schools Program, and the Writing Seminars at the Johns Hopkins University.[1]

Her work has appeared in many magazines and journals including Poetry, Chelsea, The Gettysburg Review, The Georgia Review, and Shenandoah,[4] and in the anthology Boomer Girls: Poems by women from the baby boom generation.[1]


Her honors include 2 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, the Carolyn Kizer prize from Poetry Northwest, a Maryland Arts Council Fellowship, the Margaret Bridgman Fellowship to Breadloaf, and the National Ekphrastic Poetry Competition Prize.[4]


  • The Red Room: Poems. Meadville, PA: Heatherstone Press, 1988.
  • Food for the Winter: Poems. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 1990.
  • Province of Fire. Oak Ridge, TN: Iris Press, 1998.
  • Hand of the Wind: Poems. Oak Ridge, TN: Iris Press, 2009.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[5]

See alsoEdit

The Summer I Was Sixteen

The Summer I Was Sixteen


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Geraldine Connolly b. 1947, Poetry Foundation. Web, Sep. 11, 2016.
  2. About the Author, "The Summer I was Sixteen," Poetry 180, Library of Congress. Web, Sep. 11, 2016.
  3. Geraldine Connolly, Iris Press. Web, Sep. 11, 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Geraldine Connolly, American Poems. Web, Sep. 11, 2016.
  5. Search results = au:Geraldine Connolly, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Sep. 11, 2016.

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