Angela Voras-Hills

English - Creative Writing, PhD

Achieved Degrees

MFA in Creative Writing, UMass-Boston (2011)
BA with Distinction in English with Creative Writing Emphasis, UW-Madison (2008)


Contemporary Poetry, Ecopoetics, Motherhood in America, Domesticity, Feminist Perspectives on Culture and Media, Cold War Propaganda, Victorian and Medieval Literature

Select Publications

Books: Louder Birds, winner of the Lena Miles-Wever Todd Poetry Prize (Pleiades Press 2020) Sheltering with Poems: Community and Connection during Covid (Bent Paddle Press 2021), co-edited with Bruce Dethlefsen and Kathleen Serley

Poetry published in Kenyon Review Online, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, New Ohio Review, Cimarron Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Post Road, Memorious, among other journals and anthologies.

Other writing that appears in Hope is the Thing: Wisconsinites on Perseverance in a Pandemic, Poets on Growth: An Anthology of Poetry on Craft, Ploughshares Blog, among others.

Academic Awards

Chancellor's Award, UW-Milwaukee (2021)
Pleiades Press Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize for Full-Length Manuscript (2019)
Sustainable Arts Foundation Spring Promise Award (2014)
Poetry Fellow, Writers’ Room of Boston (2011)
Key West Literary Seminar and Writing Workshop Scholarship (2011)
English Department Highest Academic Excellence Award, University of Wisconsin, Madison (2008)

Teaching Experience

College Writing and Research, UW Milwaukee (ENG 102)
Intro to Creative Writing, UMass-Boston (ENG210)

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