Jill Bialosky was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She studied at Ohio University and received a
Masters of Arts degree from the Writing Seminars at The Johns Hopkins University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from The
University of Iowa's Writers Workshop. Her poems have been published in many magazines, including Partisan Review and
TriQuarterly, and have received a number of awards. She is currently an editor at W. W. Norton & Company and lives in New
Jill Bialosky's first collection of poems is an exceptional one--moving, very accomplished, marked by an unflinching realism and a sharply observant eye combined with great technical skill. Childhood and adolescence shattered by a father's death and the struggles of a mother to raise her daughters are among its concerns. The poems have a dignity and magic that are quite distinctive.
Praise for THE END OF DESIRE
"Quiet poems. Like whispers in a fierce forest. Bialosky has given us things we shall never be able to forget." --Hayden Carruth