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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James Ballowe  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Biography Essay Poetry

Born: 1933 in Carbondale, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Ballowe was born in Carbondale, Illinois and currently resides in Ottawa, Illinois. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

James Ballowe is a poet and biographer. He is the winner of two Arts Council awards for poetry and an Arts Council award for creative non-fiction. Along with the books listed in the "Titles for Purchase and at Your Library" section below, he has also edited: *[''George Santayana's America: Essays in Literature and Culture''], 1967; 2nd ed., 1969*[''Anglo-Welsh Poetry''], North Dakota Quarterly 1989 - edited with Raymond Garlick and Tony Curtis*[''Christmas in Illinois''], University of Illinois Press, 2010. His work is also represented in anthologies, including:* ''A Sampler: New Poems and Some Poetry Talk'', Dunes House, 1976. * ''Prairie Voices'', Lucien Stryk, editor,Spoon River Poetry Press, 1980. * ''Beowulf to Beatles and Beyond'', David Pichaske, editor,Macmillan, 1981. * ''Illinois Voices'', Kevin Stein and G.E. Murry, editors, University of Illinois, 2001 Ballowe has also contributed articles, poetry, and short stories to numerous periodicals, including: ''Encounter'', ''American Quarterly'', ''American Literature'', ''Southern Review'', and ''Salmagundi''. He is also the author of ''A Great Outdoor Museum: The Story of The Morton Arboretum, 2003''. This is a monograph published by and available through The Morton Arboretum. It is the only history of that institution.


2 poetry and 1 essay award from the Illinois Arts Council Honorable Mention, biography, The Society of Midland Authors Certificate of Merit, biography, Illinois Historical Society Delta Award, Friends of Morris Library, Southern Illinois University

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

A man of salt and trees :
ISBN: 0875807577. OCLC Number: 269455778

Northern Illinois University Press,. .

The coal miners /
ISBN: 0933180004. OCLC Number: 5312493

Spoon River Poetry Press,. .