Born on Long Island, Ned Balbo earned an BA from Vassar College, an MA from Johns Hopkins, and an MFA from the University of Iowa. He has published four books of poetry: Galileo's Banquet (1998), which shared the Towson University Prize for Literature; Lives of the Sleepers (2005), awarded the Ernest Sandeen Prize; The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems (2010), selected for the Donald Justice Prize and the Poets' Prize; and Upcycling Paumanok (2016). He was awarded a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts translation fellowship for his version of Paul Valéry's La Jeune Parque. A co-winner of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, he is married to poet-essayist Jane Satterfield and currently teaches in Iowa State University's MFA program in creative writing and environment.

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