Jesse Ball

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Birthday
7, 1978
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
7, 1978 (age 41)
Birthplace
New York

About

An American poet and fiction writer, he wrote the famous poem, "Speech in a Chamber," which was included in the 2006 edition of The Best American Poetry. His other works include The Village on Horseback, The Way Through Doors, and The Curfew.

Before Fame

He attended Columbia University, where he published his first book of poems. Before studying creative writing at Columbia, he had attended Vassar College.

Trivia

He published his third novel, The Curfew, in 2011.

Family Life

He grew up as part of a Sicilian-Irish family in Port Jefferson, New York.

Associated With

He was inspired by the work of Langston Hughes.