Sally Ball

Ross-Blakley Hall 355
PO Box 871401
TEMPE
Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1401

Biography

Sally Ball is the author of Hold Sway (forthcoming, 2019), Wreck Me (NY: Barrow Street, 2013) and Annus Mirabilis, which was selected by Ellen Bryant Voigt for the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize (NY: Barrow Street, 2005). Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Bennington Review, Boston Review Forum 3, Harvard Review, Ploughshares, Slate, Threepenny Review, Tin House, Yale Review, and other journals, as well as in the Best American Poetry anthology. Ball is the associate director of Four Way Books, an independent press based in New York City. A recipient of fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Camac Centre d'Art, the James Merrill House, and the Ucross Foundation, she has also taught at The Frost Place Festival and Conference on Poetry. At ASU, she teaches poetry workshops and courses in modern and contemporary American poetry. She also offers internships with Four Way Books to students in the MFA Program for Creative Writing.

Education

  • M.F.A. Poetry, Warren Wilson College 1994
  • B.A. Williams College 1990

Research Interests

writing poetry; American poetry in the 20th and 21st centuries

Publications

  • Sally Ball. Hold Sway. (2019).
  • Sally Ball. Wreck Me. (2013).
  • Sally Ball. Annus Mirabilis. (2005).

Research Activity

Artist Book:

HOLD, Limited edition (not more than 250 copies) hand-sewn artist book in collaboration with Czech printmaker Jan Vičar, including translation of the poem into French, with Vičar making engravings, cutting the type, etc. To be printed in Germany and the Czech Republic. Forthcoming, 2018. The work has also been translated into Japanese and exhibited in Tokyo (Czech Center, June 2018); other exhibits have taken place in Austria, the Czech Republic, France and Germany.

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 287 Beginning Workshop Poetry
ENG 487 Advanced Workshop Poetry
ENG 580 Practicum
ENG 584 Internship
ENG 593 Applied Project
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 580 Practicum
ENG 584 Internship
ENG 594 Conference and Workshop
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 287 Beginning Workshop Poetry
ENG 539 Studies Mod/Postmod Lit/Theory
ENG 580 Practicum
ENG 584 Internship
ENG 593 Applied Project
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 580 Practicum
ENG 584 Internship
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 287 Beginning Workshop Poetry
ENG 580 Practicum
ENG 584 Internship
ENG 593 Applied Project
ENG 665 Creative Methods
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 287 Beginning Workshop Poetry
ENG 539 Studies Mod/Postmod Lit/Theory
ENG 580 Practicum
ENG 584 Internship
ENG 593 Applied Project
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 580 Practicum
ENG 584 Internship
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 387 Intermediate Workshop Poetry
ENG 580 Practicum
ENG 584 Internship
ENG 665 Creative Methods
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 287 Beginning Workshop Poetry
ENG 539 Studies Mod/Postmod Lit/Theory
ENG 580 Practicum
ENG 584 Internship
ENG 593 Applied Project
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 580 Practicum
ENG 584 Internship
ENG 598 Special Topics

Editorships

Associate Director, Four Way Books

Service

Faculty Honors Advisor for Creative Writing, Barrett, the Honors College, ASU.