Jill Bialosky

Editor, poet, and novelist Jill Bialosky was born and raised in Cleveland. She earned a BA at Ohio University, an MA at Johns Hopkins University, and an MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
 
Bialosky’s free verse poems explore themes of desire, domesticity, and myth. In an  interview with the journal Identity Theory, Bialosky spoke to the role of personal experience in her work: “It's the point at which you leap from the personal into the imagination that I think that the process of art is made. The emotional life of any work tends to be autobiographical.”
 
Bialosky’s poetry collections include Intruder (2008), a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize; Subterranean (2001); and The End of Desire (1997). She has also written the novels The Life Room (2007) and House Under Snow (2002), and the memoir History of a Suicide: My Sister's Unfinished Life (2011). With Helen Schulman, Bialosky co-edited the anthology Wanting A Child (1998).
 
Her honors include the Elliot Coleman Award in Poetry. Bialosky is an editor at WW Norton & Company. She lives in New York City with her family.

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Editor, poet, and novelist Jill Bialosky was born and raised in Cleveland. She earned a BA at Ohio University, an MA at Johns Hopkins University, and an MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
 
Bialosky’s free verse poems explore themes of desire, domesticity, and myth. In an  interview with the journal Identity Theory, Bialosky spoke to the role of personal experience in her work: “It's the point at which you leap from the personal . . .

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