Angela Ball is professor of English in the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi.
She is the author of five poetry collections, including The Museum of the Revolution: 58 Exhibits, Possession, Quartet and Night Clerk at the Hotel of Both Worlds (winner of the Donald Hall award from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs), as well as two chapbooks.
Awards for her work include an individual writer’s grant from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Arthur J. Schiable Award in the Humanities from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks; invitations to represent the U.S. at the Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam and the Poetry Festival of Bogotá, a residency at Chateau Lavigny in Switzerland, and a semester as Poet-in-Residence at the University of Richmond. Her work has twice won the Poetry Prize from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, and twice received grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission. Her work has been featured in Best American Poetry, on the Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor, and has been frequently anthologized. The many journals that have featured her poems and translations include Field, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, the New Republic, Poetry, Grand Street, Partisan Review, and The Atlantic Monthly. For thirty-two years she served as Poetry Editor for Mississippi Review. She has been named the Distinguished Moorman Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi for 2013-15.