Jesse Ball is a poet and novelist whose books include The Way Through Doors, Samedi the Deafness, and March Book, and two books forthcoming in 2011, a novel, A Ladder of Rain and the Roof Beyond, and The Village on Horseback, Selected Prose and Verse 2003-2008. He won the Plimpton Prize in 2008 for his novella, The Early Deaths of Lubeck, Brennan, Harp & Carr. His work has also appeared in the Best American Poetry series. He teaches classes on practice (lying, lucid-dreaming, walking) at MFA in Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.
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