Lee Harlin Bahan earned her MFA at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her thesis, Migration Solo, won the first Indiana Poetry Chapbook Contest. Her second chapbook is Notes to Sing. Bahan’s own poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, and The North American Review, and her translations have appeared in Natural Bridge, Southern Humanities Review, and Flying Island. After receiving a local grant to study Italian, Lee enjoyed a month-long residency at Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, Mt. St. Francis, IN, pursuing her goal of translating Petrarch’s sonnets. Bahan lives with her husband Pat in a hundred-year-old farmhouse outside Medora, IN.
A Year of Mourning was a special honoree for the 2016 Able Muse Book Award.