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Sally Ball

Deanna Dent

Sally Ball is the author of Wreck Me and Annus Mirabilis; her new book Hold Sway is forthcoming in 2019. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Ploughshares, Tin House, Scoundrel Time, and elsewhere. An associate professor of English at Arizona State University, Ball is also an associate director of Four Way Books, the independent press based in New York City. She has received fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, CAMAC Centre d’Art, the James Merrill House, the Ucross Foundation and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. In July 2018, she taught in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

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Wreck Me
Barrow Street Press
April 2013
ISBN 9780981987682
59 pages
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Poetry. "WRECK ME is a primer of emotional violence—a primer because, as these unassumingly gorgeous poems know so well, we can only be beginners when we confront our wish to be seized, transported, remade. More/less

Annus Mirabilis
Barrow Street Press
January 2005
ISBN 9780972830249
68 pages
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"In the provocative, finely wrought and, at every turn, original poems of Annus Mirabilis, Sally Ball examines the human impulse to know-to master a thing by knowing it-and to make of mastery and knowledge a clean equation. More/less

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