Poet Ned Balbo and Fiction Author Calla Devlin will read from their works in the DMACC Boone Campus Auditorium from 9:40 to 11:05 a.m., Tuesday, April 4.
Balbo 's The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems (Story Line Press) was selected for the Donald Justice Prize and also awarded the 2012 Poets ' Prize. He also wrote Lives of the Sleepers (University of Notre Dame Press), which was selected for the Ernest Sandeen Poetry Prize, received a ForeWord Book of the Year Gold Medal and was a finalist for the Arlin G. Meyer Prize of the Lilly Fellows Program.
Galileo 's Banquet Washington Writers ' Publishing House) shared the Towson University Prize for Literature. His fourth book of poetry, Upcycling Paumanok, will appear from Measure Press soon. Balbo 's works have appeared in Cimarron Review, Iowa Review, New Criterion, Notre Dame Review, Shenandoah, and elsewhere.
Balbo currently teaches in the Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University.
Devlin is the author of Tell Me Something Real, a finalist for the 2017 American Library Association 's YALSA 's Morris Award, which hones debut fiction for teens. Devlin is a Pushcart nominee and writer of the best of Blood and Thunder Award. Her works have been included in numerous literary journals and anthologies.
All Celebration of Literary Arts events are free and open to the public.