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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Olga Abella  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1958 in Manhattan, New York

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Illinois Connection

Abella lives in Robinson and has taught at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston since 1989.

Biographical and Professional Information

Olga Abella earned her PhD at State University of New York at Stony Brook. A Professor of English at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, she teaches courses in Milton, creative writing, heroism, Renaissance and seventeenth-century literature, and composition. She has also been the Editor of ''Karamu'' and ''Bluestem'' at Eastern Illinois University.Abella's poems have been published in various journals and online magazines, including ''The MacGuffin'', ''CALYX'', ''poetrybay'', ''Long Island Quarterly'', ''black dirt'', ''Natural Bridge'', ''Kaliope'', and ''Urban Spaghetti''. She has published two chapbooks, ''Grasping to What Is'' in 1993 and ''What it Takes'' in 2000.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Watching the wind :
ISBN: 0925062553. OCLC Number: 808489983

Writers Ink Press,. .