Please join the Raleigh Review for an evening of poetry with John Balaban on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7PM. This event will be on the same weekend as the Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar workshop.
John Balaban is the author of twelve books of poetry and prose, including four volumes which together have won The Academy of American Poets' Lamont prize, a National Poetry Series Selection, and two nominations for the National Book Award. His Locusts at the Edge of Summer: New and Selected Poems won the 1998 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. He was named the [masked] National Artist for the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. In 2003, he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship.
In addition to writing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, he is a translator of Vietnamese poetry, and a past president of the American Literary Translators Association.
Balaban is Poet-in-Residence and Professor of English in the creative writing program at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.