January Gill O’Neil is an associate professor at Salem State University and the author of Glitter Road, Rewilding, Misery Islands, and Underlife. From 2012—2018, she served as the executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Her poems and articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day series, American Poetry Review, Poetry, and Sierra magazine, among others. Her poem, “At the Rededication of the Emmett Till Memorial,” was a co-winner of the 2022 Allen Ginsberg Poetry award from the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College. She currently serves as the 2022—2024 board chair of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). A Virginia native, O’Neil earned her BA from Old Dominion University and her MFA from New York University. She lives in Beverly, MA.


Soul in Celebration

March 21, 2024 12:30PM – 2PM

Three poets celebrate Black womanhood, weaving joy and elegy together in their verse.

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