Geraldine Connolly was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania in 1947. Her chapbook, The Red Room was published in 1988 and a full length collection Food for the Winter (Purdue University Press) appeared in 1990. Geraldine Connolly’s second book of poetry, Province of Fire, was published by Iris Press in December of 1998.
She has won many prizes for her work, including two NEA Creative Writing Fellowships, the Carolyn Kizer prize from Poetry Northwest, a Maryland Arts Council Fellowship, the Margaret Bridgman Fellowship to Breadloaf, and the National Ekphrastic Poetry Competition Prize. Her work has appeared in many magazines and journals including Poetry, Chelsea, The Gettysburg Review, The Georgia Review and Shenandoah.