John Balaban

Finalist, National Book Awards 1997
Finalist, National Book Awards 1975

In addition to writing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, Balaban is a translator of Vietnamese poetry and a past president of the American Literary Translators Association. In 2008, he was awarded a medal from the Ministry of Culture of Vietnam for his translations of poetry and his leadership in the restoration of the ancient texts. Balaban is Poet-in-Residence and Professor of English at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
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John Balaban

In addition to writing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, Balaban is a translator of Vietnamese poetry and a past president of the American Literary Translators Association. In 2008, he was awarded a medal from the Ministry of Culture of Vietnam for his translations of poetry and his leadership in the restoration of the ancient texts. Balaban is Poet-in-Residence and Professor of English at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

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