Vol 4 No 1 2010
Ned Balbo’s second book, Lives of the Sleepers (University of Notre
Dame Press, 2005), received the Ernest Sandeen Prize and a ForeWord Book
of the Year Award.
The recipient of three Maryland Arts Council poetry grants, he has received the Robert Frost Foundation Poetry Award and the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize. “My Father’s Music,” a short memoir on adoptive identity and ethnicity, appears in Our Roots Are Deep with Passion: Creative Nonfiction Collects New Essays by Italian-American Writers (Other Press, 2006); an Italian version, translated by Clara Antonucci, appears in Padri: Tre memoir italo americani (Iacobelli Edizioni, 2009).
His latest collection is a poetry chapbook, Something Must Happen (Finishing Line Press, 2009), and he has poems out or forthcoming in Shenandoah, River Styx, Raintown Review, Notre Dame Review, Dogwood, and elsewhere.