John Balaban

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Birthday
2, 1943
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
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Birthday
2, 1943 (age 75)
Birthplace
Pennsylvania

About

American poet, author, and translator known for After Our War, Words for My Daughter, and other works. He received both a Guggenheim Fellowship and a William Carlos Williams Award.

Before Fame

He studied at both Pennsylvania State University and Harvard University. He published his debut poetry collection in 1974.

Trivia

He taught at a Vietnamese college during the Vietnam War and became an expert on the country's literature.

Family Life

He was born to Romanian immigrants who lived in a Philadelphia housing project.

Associated With

He and Charles Johnson both received Guggenheim Fellowships for their literary work.

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