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Issue 14
Ned Balbo

Ned Balbo’s third book, The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems (Story Line Press/WCU Poetry Center), received the 2012 Poets’ Prize, and the 2010 Donald Justice Prize selected by A.E. Stallings. His previous books include Lives of the Sleepers (U. of Notre Dame Press, Ernest Sandeen Prize and ForeWord Book of the Year Gold Medal) and Galileo’s Banquet (Washington Writers’ Publishing House, Towson University Prize). He is also the author of a chapbook, Something Must Happen (Finishing Line Press). He has received three Maryland Arts Council grants, the Robert Frost Foundation Poetry Award, and the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize. “My Father’s Music,” an essay on adoptive identity and ethnicity, appears in Creative Nonfiction‘s anthology of Italian-American prose, Our Roots Are Deep with Passion (Other Press). He teaches at Loyola University Maryland.