Patrick Donnelly is the Poet Laureate of Northampton, Massachusetts.
Patrick Donnelly is author of The Charge (Ausable Press, 2003, since 2009 part of Copper Canyon Press) and Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin (Four Way Books, 2012), and co-translator, with Stephen D. Miller, of the Japanese poems in The Wind From Vulture Peak: The Buddhification of Japanese Waka in the Heian Period, a scholarly history (Cornell East Asia Series, 2013). He is director of the annual Advanced Seminar at The Frost Place, a poetry conference center at Robert Frost’s old homestead in Franconia, NH. Donnelly is an associate editor of Poetry International, a contributing editor of Trans-Portal, and has taught writing at Colby College, the Lesley University MFA Program, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and elsewhere. He is a member of the Massachusetts Poetry Outreach Project Advisory Board. His poetry has appeared in many journals, including American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, and has been anthologized in the Four Way Reader #2, The Book of Irish American Poetry from the 18th Century to the Present, and elsewhere. He has received grants and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the PEN Fund for Writers, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.