The zodiac clock at the Piazza San Marco, Venice
Ned Balbo’s 3 Nights of the Perseids was selected by Erica Dawson for the Richard Wilbur Award and will appear in 2018 from University of Evansville Press. His previous books include The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems (awarded the Donald Justice Prize and the Poets’ Prize), Lives of the Sleepers (Ernest Sandeen Poetry Prize and ForeWord Book of the Year Gold Medal), and Galileo’s Banquet (Towson University Prize co-winner). His most recent book is Upcycling Paumanok (Measure Press).
He is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts translation fellowship for his version of Paul Valéry’s “La Jeune Parque [The Young Fate],” three Maryland Arts Council individual artist grants, the Robert Frost Foundation Poetry Award, and the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize. A co-winner of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, he has held fellowships or residencies at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Ned Balbo’s poetry, prose, flash fictions, and translations appear in Able Muse, Antioch Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Cimarron Review, The Common, Ecotone, Hopkins Review, Iowa Review, New Criterion, Pleiades, River Styx, Shenandoah, Sou’Wester, and many more. Anthology appearances include poetry or prose in the Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets volumes Villanelles and Monster Verse: Poems Human and Inhuman (Knopf), Our Roots Are Deep with Passion: Creative Nonfiction collects new essays by Italian-American writers (Other Press), and Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books (Minor Arcana).
A graduate of Vassar, Johns Hopkins, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Ned was recently a visiting faculty member in the MFA program in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University. He is married to poet-essayist Jane Satterfield and lives in Baltimore.