Ned Balbo

Judged: Jan-Mar 2015

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.


  • October 2017 Winners

    • First Place

      The Day of a Girl
      by John Riley
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Night Thoughts of a Mottled Songbird
      by Kenny A. Chaffin
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      The Art of Not Being Descartes
      by Guy Kettelhack
      Wild Poetry Forum

  • September 2017 Winners

    • First Place

      Rodent Ulcer
      by Jude Goodwin
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Wild Beasts
      by Bernard Henrie
      The Writer's Block

      Third Place

      The Two Windows of My Room
      by Sivakami Velliangiri
      The Waters

      Honorable Mention

      Giving Thanks
      by Jim Doss
      Wild Poetry Forum