Stacey Balkun is the author of Jackalope-Girl Learns to Speak (dancing girl press 2016) & Lost City Museum (ELJ Publications 2016), and co-Editor along with Catherine Moore of Fiolet & Wing: An Anthology of Domestic Fabulist Women Poets. Stacey received her MFA from Fresno State and her creative and critical work has appeared or will appear in Praire Schooner, The Rumpus, Crab Orchard Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Gargoyle, Muzzle, THRUSH, Bodega, and other journals and anthologies. Her accolades include the 2017 WNBA Poetry Award, the 2017 William Faulkner Words & Music Poetry Gold Medal, the 2017 Photo Finish Award, and the 2017 Charter Oak Award for Best Historical. A 2015 Hambidge Fellow, Stacey served as Artist-in-Residence at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2013. She has earned several fellowships and scholarships to conferences including the Longleaf Writers Conference, the Wurlitzer Foundation, Cape May Winter Getaway in her home state New Jersey, Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference in Alaska, and Poetry by the Sea in Connecticut. Stacey lives in New Orleans and is a teaching artist at both The Poetry Barn & The Loft online, and Chapbook Series Editor for Sundress Publications



Stacey Balkun is the author of Jackalope-Girl Learns to Speak & Lost City Museum. Winner of the 2017 WNBA Poetry Award as well as the 2017 Words & Music Poetry Gold Medal, her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Rumpus, Crab Orchard Review, and others. A 2018 Wurlitzer Fellow, Stacey serves as Chapbook Series Editor for Sundress Publications. She holds an MFA from Fresno State and teaches poetry online at The Poetry Barn and The Loft.


Photo credit Karl Ault, Kault Photography,


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