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An image of Angela Alaimo O’Donnell

Caldwell, NJ, April 1, 2015 – Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, a writer and a professor at Fordham University, will read selections from her work Wednesday, April 22, at Caldwell University. The event, titled “Saints, Sinners, Mothers & Lovers: Readings from Poetry & Memoir,” is scheduled from 12 to 12:50 p.m. in the reference room of Jennings Library on campus as part of National Poetry Month. Admission is free and open to the public.

O’Donnell will read from her poetry books Saint SinatraWaking My Mother, and Lovers’ Almanac and from her memoir Mortal Blessings. Discussion will focus on the art of storytelling.

O’Donnell teaches English and creative writing at Fordham and serves as associate director of Fordham’s Curran Center for American Catholic Studies. She is a regular columnist for America magazine. O’Donnell has published four collections of poems and two chapbooks. She has also written The Province of Joy, a book of hours based on the prayer life of Flannery O’Connor, and Flannery O’Connor: Fiction Fired by Faith, a brief biography and introduction to O’Connor’s work forthcoming from the Liturgical Press.

O’Donnell’s work has appeared in many journals. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Best of the Web Award, and the Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Imaginative Writing. Readers can visit her on the web at