Today's poem is "Van Gogh"
from Path, Crooked Path
Copper Canyon Press
John Balaban is the author of twelve books of poetry and prose, including four volumes that together have won the Academy of American Poets' Lamont Prize, a National Poetry Series selection, and two nominations for the National Book Award. His Locusts at the Edge of Summer: New and Selected Poems won the 1998 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. In 2003, he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship. In addition to writing poetry, fiction and nonfiction, he is a translator of Vietnamese poetry and a past president of the American Literary Translators Association. Balaban is poet in residence and professor of English at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
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