Individual Author Record
Name: James BallowePen Name: None Genre: Biography Essay Poetry Born: 1933 in Carbondale, Illinois
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Illinois ConnectionBallowe 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 InformationJames 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: *[http://www.amazon.com/George-Santayanas-America-James-Ballowe/dp/0252745388/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1434382712&sr=1-1&keywords=%27%27George+Santayana%27s+America''George Santayana's America: Essays in Literature and Culture''], 1967; 2nd ed., 1969*[http://www.amazon.com/Anglo-Welsh-Poetry-Selection-Dakota-Quarterly/dp/B000NDDGGE/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1434382650&sr=1-2-fkmr0&keywords=angelo-welsh+poetry%2C+ballowe''Anglo-Welsh Poetry''], North Dakota Quarterly 1989 - edited with Raymond Garlick and Tony Curtis*[http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Illinois-James-Ballowe/dp/0252034422/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1434382476&sr=1-1&keywords=christmas+in+illinois''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.
- A Man of Salt and Trees: The Life of Joy Morton, Northern Illinois University Press, 2009
- The Coal Miners, Spoon River Poetry Press, 1979
Titles At Your Library
The coal miners
ISBN: 0933180004 Spoon River Poetry Press. 1979
A Man of Salt and Trees: The Life of Joy Morton
ISBN: 0875803989 Northern Illinois University Press. 2009
A Man of Salt and Trees is the first full-length biography of Joy Morton (1855-1934), founder of The Morton Arboretum—an internationally acclaimed outdoor museum of woody plants—and Morton Salt—the brand that for over a century has been a household name in the United States. Joy Morton’s story begins in the pre–Civil War Nebraska Territory and concludes in the midst of the Great Depression in Chicago, the city in which he lived for over a half century. Using the voluminous correspondence of the Morton family, Ballowe tells the story of the Nebraska farm boy who grew up to be a small town banker who became a leading citizen of Chicago and Illinois and a major figure in the nation’s economic and technological development during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.