A longtime resident of Rhode Island, Catherine Imbriglio received an MA in creative writing in 1988 and a PhD in English and American literature in 1995 from Brown University. Her collection of poems Parts of the Mass (2007) won the 2008 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. A second volume, Intimacy (Center for Literary Publishing, 2013), was awarded the Colorado Prize for Poetry. Her poems have been published in The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries (2004) as well as the journals Conjunctions, Denver Quarterly, and American Letters & Commentary.
The poems in Parts of Mass combine the language of the Roman Catholic mass with personal inquiry and linguistic exploration. Poet Reginald Shepherd described Imbriglio’s work as exploring “the conjunctions and collision of science, religion … personal history, and landscape.”
Imbriglio teaches at Brown University.
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