JoAnn Balingit is Delaware's 16th poet laureate, appointed by Governor Ruth Ann Minner in May 2008. A resident of Delaware since 1990, Balingit is the author of Words for House Story (WordTech Communications, 2013) and Forage (Wings Press, 2011), winner of the Whitebird Chapbook Prize. She is an assistant editor for YesYes Books.

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