JoAnn Balingit

11 Amaranth DriveNewark, DE 19711
Phone: 
(302)368-8879
E-mail: 
Website: 
www.joannbalingit.org

Author's Bio

JoAnn Balingit was born in Columbus, Ohio and grew up in Lakeland, Florida, the third in a family of 12 children. She was educated at Florida State, University of California, Irvine and Indiana University. In 2008 she received a Doctorate in Education from the University of Delaware and was appointed Delaware's 16th poet laureate. She teaches poetry in schools and community organizations. JoAnn has also lived and worked in Kentucky; Tangier, Morocco and Lisbon, Portugal. You can visit her website at http://joannbalingit.org

Publications and Prizes

Book

Words for House Story
(WordTech Editions,
2013)

Chapbook

Your Heart and How It Works
(Spire Press,
2009)
Forage
(Wings Press,
2011)

Anthology

Best New Poets 2007
(Samovar Press,
2007)
On the Mason-Dixon Line: An Anthology of Contemporary Delaware Writers
(University of Delaware Press,
2008)
DIAGRAM.2
(Del Sol Press,
2006)
Returning a Borrowed Tongue
(Coffee House Press,
1996)

Journal

Salt Hill Journal
Smartish Pace
Rolling Stone
Diagram
Harpur Palate
MiPOesias
Lantern Review
Gargoyle
Little Patuxent Review
Poets/Artists
Vinyl Poetry
Kweli Journal
Lantern Review
Verse Daily
Prizes: 
Whitebird Chapbook Prize; Global Filipino Literary Award in Poetry; Delaware Division of the Arts fellowship in fiction, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellow and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow in 2009 and 2012. Bread Loaf Bakeless Camargo Foundation Fellow in Fiction, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Asian American, Filipino American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Columbus, OH
Raised in: 
Lakeland, FL

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Collected Poems by Lousie Gluck, Space, In Chains by Laura Kasischke, Drown by Junot Diaz, Collected Poems by Marianne Boruch
Favorite Books:
Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense; Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee; Portrait of a Lady by Henry James; House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros; America is in the Heart, Carlos Bulosan; Collected Stories of Paul Bowles

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Listing last updated: January 27, 2014.