MFA in Creative Writing Program

Personal Statement

Anna Bálint is the author of Horse Thief (Curbstone Press, 2004), a collection of short fiction.

Her earlier publications include a book of poetry, Out of the Box (Poetry Around Press, 1991); and spread them crimson sleeves like wings, poems and stories (Poetry Around Press, 1993).

She co-edited Poets Against the War, an anthology of poems protesting the Gulf War, 1991. Her stories and poems have appeared in numerous journals including, Calyx, Briar Cliff Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Raven Chronicles, Caprice and Stringtown.

In 2001, Bálint received the Starbucks Foundation “Leading Voices Award” for outstanding work with urban youth in the Puget Sound Region in the field of creative writing.

In October of 2012, she was the featured reader at Lit.Mustest, a reading series at the Richard Hugo House organized by Goddard College MFA in Creative Writing students.

She lives in Seattle, where she teaches creative writing in Antioch University’s First Nations program with the Muckelshoot tribe and at the School of Recovery in Seattle.