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Jill Bialosky was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her undergraduate degree from Ohio University and received a Master of Arts degree from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop.
Her collections of poems are The Players (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015), Intruder (Alfred A. Knopf, 2008), Subterranean (Alfred A. Knopf, 2001), and The End of Desire (Alfred A. Knopf, 1997). Bialosky is also the author of the novels The Life Room (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007) and House Under Snow (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003), and the memoirs Poetry Will Save Your Life (Atria Books, 2017) and History of a Suicide: My Sister's Unfinished Life (Atria Books, 2011). She was the coeditor, with Helen Schulman, of the anthology Wanting A Child (1998).
Bialosky has received a number of awards, including the Elliot Coleman Award in Poetry. She is currently an editor at W. W. Norton & Company and lives in New York City.