Links: Poems & Video

Poems Online (selected)

Alabama Literary Review

“On Finding a Copy of The Wellfleet Whale in Wellfleet” and “The Song of Things””

Click to access v22ODonnell.pdf



Homage to St. Seamus

St. Martha

St. Vincent


Christian Century

“Flannery & Eschatology”

“Flannery’s Manifesto”

“Flannery’s Violence”

“Flannery’s Confession”

“The Still Pilgrim Ponders a Paradox”

“The Still Pilgrim Ponders a Hard Teaching”

“The Still Pilgrim Hears a Diagnosis”

“The Still Pilgrim Visits the British Museum for the First Time in Twenty Years”

“The Still Pilgrim Invents Dawn”

“The Still Pilgrim’s Thoughts Upon Rising”

“The Still Pilgrim Makes Dinner”

“Spit and Dirt” Said the Blind Man


What the Angel Said, And the Angel Left Her, The Vigil, Stone Work, St. Lazarus, On Silence, Ash Wednesday, and The Meaning of Birds

For Shadowment: Villanelle for the Solstice


The Year Begins & Christ Hides Hushed

On Botticelli’s Annunciation

The Hidden Life



Mezzo Cammin


“Flannery in Love,” “Flannery at Andalusia,” & “The Pathe Newsman Meets the Queen of the Birds”

“Anniversary Poem,” “Home,” “Mindfullness,” “Homing”

Dear Heart and Homage to St. Edna: A Sonnenizio

“Monosyllabics” and “Emily & Botany”

“Diagnosis: Human,” “Her,” “On Hopper’s ‘A Woman in the Sun'”

The Nepotist

Last Rite, After Life, and 7 AM

Post Road

The Guinness at Tigh Mholly

Verse Wisconsin, Melvilliana

Valparaiso Poetry Review

“A Catholic Kid Considers Her Options,” “The Hunt,” “Feast & Famine”

“Sonnet for Saint Sylvia”



“Hawk in the Bronx”

String Poetry

“Unfallen” and “De-Mentia”

The Pedestal


Tweetspeak Poetry

“Glass Slipper Sonnets”






Poetry Reading at CARMINE STREET METRICS, Feb 4, 2014

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, Women of the Word Colloquium. Loyola University Chicago, November 12, 2009.

Poetry Reading & Lecture


Gerary Manley Hopkins: His Poetry & Poetics, Lecture sponsored by CROSSROADS, American Bible Society, New York, NY, December 16, 2011

“A Voice of One’s Own”: Contemporary Women’s Poetry Roundtable, Fordham University, April 23, 2012

“Re-imagining Saintliness: Theresa Deevy & the Catholic Imagination,” The Mint Theatre, NYC, February 16, 2013.

Saint Sinatra, Saintliness, & the Catholic Poetic Imagination,” St. Anselm Center, University of Virginia, October 4, 2012

Miscellaneous (SAINT SINATRA page at Word Press)

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell’s author page at Word Press (MOVING HOUSE page)

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell on Fordham Notes, Fordham University’s Newsblog

Interviews (Spotlight on Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, October 7, 2013, Artists Without Walls) (Interview with THE WEEKENDER) (On Flannery O’Connor & Prayer)

REVIEW ESSAYS (selected)

“Words Made Flesh: Poetry & the Eucharistic Feast,” Christianity & Literature, Autumn, 2006.

“Hating Frank.” Review of T.C. Boyle’s The Women.  AMERICA, March 23, 2009.

“Age Before Beauty.” Review of Marie Ponsot’s Easy. AMERICA, November 2, 2009.

“Wild Things.” Review of T.C. Boyle’s When the Killing’s Done. AMERICA, July 4, 2011.

“Surprised by Joy.” Review of Kelly Cherry’s Hazard & Prospect: New & Selected Poems. AMERICA, November 26, 2007.

Love’s Proof.” Review of Mary Oliver’s Evidence. AMERICA, May 4, 2009.

“Broken by Mercy: Poetry & the Paradox of Faith.” CHRISTIANITY & LITERATURE. Summer 2011.

“Ned Balbo’s Trials of Edgar Poe.” Valparaiso Poetry Review. Fall/Winter 2011.

“Funeral Procession.” Review of Thomas Lynch’s The Sin-Eater. AMERICA. April 2, 2012

“Drop Everything and Read.” Review of Marilynne Robinson’s When I Was a Child I Read Books. AMERICA. July 30, 2012.

“Redemption Songs.” Review of Dana Gioia’s Pity the Beautiful. AMERICA. Nov. 19, 2012

“A Tale of Two Thomases: The Novels of Hilary Mantel.” AMERICA. April 22, 2013.

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