Angela Ball

Professor of English

Angela Ball’s prize winning and frequently anthologized poems and translations have appeared in journals including The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Field, Partisan Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and The Southern Review. Her books of poetry include Kneeling Between Parked Cars (Owl Creek Press, 1990); Possession (Red Hen, 1995); Quartet (Carnegie Mellon, 1995); and The Museum of the Revolution (Carnegie Mellon, 1999). Her 2007 collection, Night Clerk At the Hotel of Both Worlds(University of Pittsburgh Press), received both the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Poetry and the Donald Hall Prize from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. The recipient of an Individual Writer’s Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Ball has represented the U.S. at the Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam, and has been a writer in residence at the University of Richmond and at Chateau Lavigny near Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Professor Angela Ball’s sixth book of poetry, Talking Pillow, is forthcoming in fall 2017 from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Its poems center around the death of her long-time partner, but range further, exploring the vagaries of human experience and the limitlessness of love.

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