Vinni Marie D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.


Vinni Marie D'Ambrosio

About the Poet/Scholar

A graduate of Smith College and New York University, Vinni Marie D'Ambrosio, Ph. D., is a poet and scholar whose work is found in anthologies, journals, newspapers, as well as in her collection of poems, Life of Touching Mouths (New York University Press), in her long narrative poem, Mexican Gothic (about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, woodcuts by Karen Kunc, Blue Heron Press), and in her cultural study of T.S. Eliot's youth, Eliot Possessed (New York University Press). Her poem "Copper Beech" appears on a public memorial monument commissioned by New York City. Her work has also been published in Thailand and Italy.


D'Ambrosio has given more than one hundred poetry readings all over the United States and in Canada. Her awards have included a poet-in-residency at San Diego State University and two fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, as well as dozens of prizes for her poems. For twelve years she was the director of poetry readings at The Brooklyn Museum. She was also president of the T.S. Eliot Society in St. Louis and the Pen & Brush, Inc., in New York City. Professor Emerita of the City University of New York, D'Ambrosio currently leads an ongoing seminar in the poetry classics at the American Association of University Women, NYC.

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