Patrick Donnelly

Lecturer in English Language & Literature

Contact & Office Hours

Spring 2018
Tuesday, 5-7 p.m.
And by appointment.

Seelye Hall 307



M.F.A., Warren Wilson College


Patrick Donnelly’s poetry book Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. He was named the seventh poet laureate of Northampton, from 2015 to 2017, and he is the director of the poetry seminar at The Frost Place, Robert Frost's old homestead in Franconia, NH, which is now a center for poetry and the arts. He is also an associate editor of Poetry International.

Donnelly has taught at Smith College, Colby College, Lesley University and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Slate, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Massachusetts Review and many other journals.

With his spouse, Stephen D. Miller, Donnelly translates classical Japanese poetry and drama, including the Japanese poems in The Wind from Vulture Peak: The Buddhification of Japanese Waka in the Heian Period (Cornell East Asia Series, 2013). Their translations have appeared in many journals, including Bateau, Circumference,, Exchanges, Kyoto Journal, Metamorphoses, New Plains Review and Noon: Journal of the Short Poem.

Donnelly is the recipient of a U.S./Japan Creative Artists Program fellowship and an artist fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Selected Publications

The Charge (Ausable Press, 2003)

Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin (Four Way Books, 2012)