Stacey Balkun


New Orleans, LA
Louisiana US

Author's Bio

Stacey Balkun is the author of Eppur Si Muove, Jackalope-Girl Learns to Speak, & Lost City Museum. Winner of the 2017 Women's National Book Association Poetry Prize, her critical & creative work has appeared in Best New Poets 2018Crab Orchard ReviewThe Rumpus, and many other anthologies & journals. Chapbook Series Editor for Sundress Publications, Stacey holds an MFA from Fresno State and teaches poetry online at The Poetry Barn & The Loft. Visit her online at


Publications & Prizes

Circe's Lament: An Anthology of Wild Women (Accents Publishing, 2017)
Jackalope-Girl Learns to Speak (Dancing Girl Press, 2016)
Lost City Museum (ELJ Publications, 2016)
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Clementine Poetry Journal
Devilfish Review
Edison Literary Review
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Gingerbread House
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Soundings Review
Stone Highway Review
The Feminist Wire
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Prizes won: 

Second Place, Nan Snow Emerging Writer Award, 2018; First Place, Women's National Book Award Poetry Prize, 2017; First Place, Words & Music Poetry Prize, 2017; Finalist, Wherewithal Poetry Prize 2015; Press53 53-Word Story Contest: Winner, December 2014; Tupelo Press Sunken Garden Poetry Prize: First Runner-up, chosen by Mark Doty, 2014; C.G. Hanzlicek Poetry Writing Fellowship: Recipient, 2013; Tucson Festival of the Book Award: Finalist, 2012; Mitchell Adelman Memorial Scholarship Award: Recipient, 2009; Alabama State Poetry Society Fall 2009 Poetry Competition: Second Place, 2009; Phyllis B. Abrams Poetry Award: Recipient, 2006; Fourth Annual Walt Whitman Poetry Festival: Award Recipient, 2006

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Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teenagers
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Born in: 
Longview, TX
Raised in: 
Piscataway, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: May 06, 2019