Washington, United States
Anna Bálint is the author of Horse Thief (Curbstone Press), a story collection exploring intersections of lives and cultures, which was a finalist for the 2005 PNBA Book Award. She also published two earlier books of poetry with Poetry Around Press, spread them crimsonsleeves like wings, and Out of the Box. Her stories and poems have been published in numerous journals, including Calyx, Briar Cliff Review, Raven Chronicles and Knock. Currently, she is working on a novel rooted in the Roma experience of the Holocaust.
Her work has been supported by grants and residencies from the City of Seattle Arts' Commission, Hedgebrook, and Jack Straw Productions.
Also known for her lively readings, (of her own and others' work,) she has been featured on Seattle's KUOW radio, at Bumbershoot Arts Festival, the Seattle Public Library's Tribute to June Jordan, and the Beacon Hill Branch Library's audio literary project; also The Festival of Words (Norwalk, CT) and Writing the Revolution, (Hartford Public Library, CT). In 2005, several stories from Horse Thief were presented in the New Short Fiction Series (Beverley Hills, CA).
She has taught creative writing for many years (poetry and prose), including at Antioch University, Seattle; Richard Hugo House; El Centro de la Raza; the Recovery Café, (all in Seattle); and the Writers' Workshoppe in Port Townsend. For several years now she has been a non-fiction editor for Raven Chronicles magazine.
- Horse Thief , Curbstone Press (2004)
- spread them crimsonsleeves like wings , Poetry Around (1993)
- Out of the Box , Poetry Around (1991)
- Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Goddard College, Vermont (2001)
- Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Multicultural Studies from Antioch University, Seattle (1998)
Genres of Interest
Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry