January Gill O’Neil

January Gill O’Neil is the author of Underlife (CavanKerry Press, December 2009). Underlife was a finalist for ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award, and the 2010 Paterson Poetry Prize. January was featured in Poets & Writers magazine’s January/February 2010 Inspiration issue as one of its 12 debut poets. A Cave Canem fellow, January is a senior writer/editor at Babson College, runs a popular blog called Poet Mom (http://poetmom.blogspot.com), is a member of the 2011 Massachusetts Poetry Festival planning committee, and lives with her two children in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Cave Canem Reading
May 14 12:00PM
Join Jarita Davis, John Murillo, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, and January Gill O’Neil for a reading with members of Cave Canem. Founded in 1996 by poets Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady to remedy the under-representation and isolation of African American poets in MFA programs and writing workshops, Cave Canem is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets. For more information, visit cavecanempoets.org.
North Shore Poets in the Round
May 13 5:30PM
North shore poets take turns reading one poem each in response to the previous reader; this will be an exciting, by-the-seat-of-your-pants style reading; JD Scrimgeour, January O’Neil, Colleen Michaels, Claire Keyes, Jean Monahan, Jennifer Jean, Dawn Paul, Kevin Carey, Julie Batten.