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Current Judge: Ned Balbo

Ned Balbo

Ned Balbo

Ned Balbo‘s The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems (Story Line Press) received the Donald Justice Prize and the Poets’ Prize. His previous books are Lives of the Sleepers (Ernest Sandeen Prize and ForeWord Book of the Year Gold Medal) and Galileo’s Banquet (Towson University Prize co-winner). Co-winner of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, he has also received the Robert Frost Foundation Poetry Award and the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize. His poetry, prose, flash fictions, and translations appear in Able Muse, Burrow Press Review, Cimarron Review, Hopkins Review, Iowa Review, Measure, Pleiades, Sou’Wester, River Styx, and elsewhere. He currently teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing and Environment Program at Iowa State University.


  • March 2015 Winners

    • First Place

      Why He Married A Younger Woman
      by Brenda Levy Tate
      PenShells

      Second Place

      Learning to See
      by Terry Ofner
      The Waters

      Third Place

      Rag and Bone Man
      by Anne Hamlett
      The Write Idea

  • February 2015 Winners

    • First Place

      José y Maria
      by Greta Bolger
      The Waters

      Second Place

      The Improbabilities of Flight
      by Dale Patterson
      PenShells

      Third Place

      Born with a Burden
      by Lee Crowell
      Wild Poetry Forum