BARBARA HAMBY is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Bird Odyssey (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018). Her poetry collection, Delirium (University of North Texas Press, 1995) won the Vassar Miller Prize, the Norma Farber First Book Award from Poetry Society for America, and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her short story collection, Lester Higata’s 20th Century (2010), won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize/John Simmons Award.
Other awards of Hamby’s include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the New York University Poetry Prize (1998), the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry (2003). Hamby currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida with her husband and fellow poet, David Kirby, both professors at Florida State University.