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About me

Gender Female
Industry Education
Occupation Poet/Writer/Editor/Prof
Location North Shore, Massachusetts, United States
Introduction January Gill O’Neil is the author of Rewilding (2018), Misery Islands (2014), and Underlife (2009), published by CavanKerry Press. She is an associate professor of English at Salem State University, and boards of trustees member with the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) and Montserrat College of Art. From 2012-2018, she served as executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. In 2018, January was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant, and was named the John and Renée Grisham Writer in Residence for 2019-2020 at the University of Mississippi, Oxford. She lives with her two children in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Interests Poetry, Literature, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Tennis, Music
Favorite Movies Marvel Studios movies (all of them), All the President's Men, Sound of Music, Pulp Fiction, The Matrix ("There is no spoon."), The Color Purple, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Favorite Music Amy Winehouse, Beyonce, Sting, Lenny Kravitz, U2, Talking Heads, Justin Timberlake, Motown, 80s pop
Favorite Books Imago (Joseph O. Legaspi), The Color Purple (Alice Walker), The Dead and the Living (Sharon Olds), anything by David Sedaris, anything by Phil Levine, Bird by Bird, Geek Love, Wild, Swamplandia