Miriam O’Neal has published poems and reviews in AGNI, Blackbird Journal, The Guidebook, Lily Poetry Review, Nottingham Review, Ragazine, and elsewhere. She is a 2018 Pushcart Nominee and her awards include being named a Finalist in the 2016 Brian Turner Poetry Prize, 2000 Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants in Poetry, and 2018 Princemere Poetry Prize. She was also named a 2019 Notable Poet by Disquiet’s International Poetry Competition. Her translation of Italian poet Alda Merini’s work earned her a Fellowship in Beginning Translation from the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) and a selection of her translations from Merini’s Rose Volanti was published in 2019 in On the Sea Wall. Her book of poems The Body Dialogues was released from Lily Poetry Review Press in January 2020. O’Neal earned her MFA in Writing and Literature at the Bennington Writing Seminars in Vermont. She lives in Plymouth, MA.
News of the Heart: On Natalka Bilotserkivets’s “Eccentric Days of Hope and Sorrow”
Miriam O’Neal delves into Natalka Bilotserkivets’s collection of poems “Eccentric Days of Hope and Sorrow,” translated from the Ukrainian by Ali Kinsella and Dzvinia Orlowsky....