Ball, Sally

Sally Ball is the author of three collections of poems, Hold Sway, Wreck Me and Annus Mirabilis. She has published essays and reviews in Lithub, NOR, Pleiades, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, The Volta, and elsewhere. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Bennington Review, Boston Review (Forum 3), Harvard Review, Ploughshares, Tin House, Yale Review, and other magazines, as well as online at The Awl, Narrative, and Slate, and in The Best American Poetry anthology. Professor of English and director of creative writing at Arizona State University, Ball is also the associate director of Four Way Books. She has been with the press for 26 of its 30 years. She has received fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, CAMAC Centre d’Art, and elsewhere. Her long poem HOLD has been made into an award-winning large-format artist’s book by the Czech printmaker Jan Vičar (2018); HOLD has been exhibited across Europe, in Japan, and in the US, and it will be the subject of an exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague this summer, sponsored the Czech Ministry of the Environment, as part of the handover of the EU presidency.