January O'Neil

Professional Details

Title Associate Professor
Department English
Office Meier Hall 249C
Phone 978.542.2376
Email january.oneil@salemstate.edu
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Recent and Upcoming Courses

ENL 220 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENL 230 Introduction to Poetry
ENL 321 The Craft of Poetry
ENL 339 Poetry II (contemporary)
ENL 423 Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry
ENL 424 Special Topics in English: Creative Writing
ENL 508 Internship in English
ENL 530 Seminar in Literature
ENL 601H Senior Honors Project in English

Professional Biography

January Gill O'Neil is an associate professor of English at Salem State University. She is the author of Rewilding (CavanKerry Press, 2018), a finalist for the 2019 Paterson Poetry Prize, Misery Islands (CavanKerry Press, 2014), and Underlife (CavanKerry Press, 2009). From 2012-2018, she served as the executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, and currently serves on the boards of AWP, Mass Poetry, and Montserrat College of Art. The recipient of fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Cave Canem, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, O'Neil was the 2019-2020 John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi, Oxford. Visit her blog at poetmom.blogspot.com.