Barbara Hamby is the author of four books of poems, most recently Babel (2004) and All-Night Lingo Tang o (2009) from the University of Pittsburgh Press. She was a 2010 Guggenheim fellow in Poetry and her book of short stories, Lester Higata’s 20th Century, won the 2010 Iowa Short Fiction Award. In 2009 she also published an anthology of poetry, Seriously Funny, which she edited with her husband David Kirby. She teaches at Florida State University. Her first book of poems, Delirium (1995) won the Vassar Miller Prize, the Kate Tufts Award, and the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber Award. Her second book of poems, The Alphabet of Desire (1999), won the NYU Press Prize.