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Jill Bialosky

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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 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 The Players (2015); Intruder (2008), a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize; and Subterranean (2001). She has also written the novels The Prize (2015), The Life Room (2007), and House Under Snow (2002), and the memoirs Poetry Will Save Your Life (2017) and History of a Suicide: My Sister's Unfinished Life (2011). With Helen Schulman, Bialosky co-edited the anthology Wanting A Child (1998). Her writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Kenyon Review, and The Atlantic, among others.
 
Her honors include the Elliot Coleman Award in Poetry. Bialosky is an editor at W. W. 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 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 The Players (2015); Intruder (2008), a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize; and Subterranean (2001). She has also written the novels The Prize (2015), The Life Room (2007), and House Under Snow (2002), and the memoirs Poetry Will Save Your Life (2017) and History of a Suicide: My Sister's Unfinished Life (2011). With Helen...

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