Eleanor M. Imperato
October 8, 2015 through January 10, 2016
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Eleanor M. Imperato is a freelance writer, poet, and photographer. She has traveled extensively since her immigration to the United States from Italy. As a college student spending her junior year in London, England, she toured Great Britain from Land's End to the Scottish Highlands and trekked all over Europe. Eleanor continued to explore far-flung parts of the world: Timbuktu, Macau, Beirut, Tehran, Nairobi … Not to mention Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and Nome, Alaska, where she ran in a dog sled race! Antarctica is her next destination.
All those experiences have fed her creativity and she has expressed it in her work. After doing field research in Kenya, Eleanor co-authored a biography of Martin and Osa Johnson, They Married Adventure, with her husband, Pascal James Imperato. She is the author of Woman's Work, her first collection of poems. Her second, Purple Sins, is in preparation. In addition, she is collaborating with her sisters Patrizia Maiella, translator of Doors of Memory, and Tonia Maiella, on a book about their Italian-American experiences during the late 1950s and 1960s in New York City.
Eleanor's most cherished roles are those of mother and wife, sharing her interests in philosophy, history, art and dance with her children, Alison, Gavin, and Austin, and her husband Pat. In Manhasset, where she resides, she has served the community occupying many executive leadership positions. She is currently on the College Fund Board of Queensborough Community College as well as on the Board of the Dance Department at Marymount Manhattan College where she received a BA in English. She subsequently received an MA in Liberal Studies from New York University.