Kathleen Balma (2006 Graduate)
Kathleen Balma is a Fulbright Fellow and Pushcart-Prize winning poet from the Ohio River Valley of Illinois. She began her arts education at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, then earned advanced degrees from Southern Illinois University and Indiana University. An aficionada of Romance languages, she was an international student in Andalusia and Tuscany during her college years. She has also worked for extended periods in New South Wales, Western Australia, New England, and Madrid. She lives in Louisiana.
Pushcart Prize XXXVII (Pushcart Press, 2013)
The 2River View, Atlanta Review, Booth, The Cafe Review, Coldfront, Crab Orchard Review, Crate, Cutbank, decomP, Drunken Boat, Fugue, Good Foot, The Journal, Mid-American Review, Prick of the Spindle, Puerto del Sol, Rattle, Salamander, Sixth Finch, storySouth
International Publication Award (Atlanta Review, 2010); Fulbright Student Grant (Spain, 2007-2008); Roy Battenhouse Memorial Award, National Society of Arts and Letters (Bloomington, Indiana chapter, 2004); Editor's Choice, James Wright Poetry Contest (Mid-American Review, 2003).