Friday, July 18, 2008

James Baloian

Baloian is an Armenian/American poet who has been writing, teaching, and performing his poetry for the last 45 years. His poems have appeared nationally and internationally in journals, magazines and anthologies. His poems have been published in: The Reporter, Antioch Review, Carolina Quarterly, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Rockford Review, Ararat, Rain City Review, Sonora Review, Papyrus, Midwest Quarterly, Midwest Poetry Review, Cold Mountain Review, Mid-American Poetry Review, Small Pond Magazine, Americas Review, West Wind Review, Caroline Review, Red Cedar Review, Minnesota Review, Ship of Fools, Northwest Poetry Review, and others.

Baloian has published three books of poems and two chapbooks. His poems have also been included in seven anthologies, most currently in two new anthologies titled How Much Earth and Armenian Town in 2001. In 1997 Baloian's poetry was selected by the Anthology of Magazine Verse Yearbook of American Poetry. Baloian was a farmer for twenty-five years in the San Joaquin valley in Central California; he now resides in El Granada, CA.

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