September 24, 2015 / Creative Writing
She rode out to sea at the wheel of the rented boat, her hair wild in the wind.
Angela Alaimo O’Donnell teaches English and creative writing at Fordham University and serves as Associate Director of Fordham’s Curran Center for American Catholic Studies. She is also a regular columnist for America magazine. O’Donnell has published four collections of poems, including her 2015 collection, Lovers’ Almanac, two chapbooks, and three other books, The Province of Joy, Mortal Blessings, and Flannery O’Connor: Fiction Fired by Faith. O’Donnell’s work has appeared in many journals, including the Christian Century, Commonweal, First Things, Potomac Review, Relief, Studies in Philology, Windhover, and Xavier Review. Her work has been included in a variety of anthologies, including The Catholic Studies Reader and Teaching the Tradition, and she has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Best of the Web Award, and the Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Imaginative Writing.