Chaun Ballard

Author's Bio

Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and San Bernardino, California, Chaun Ballard is an affiliate editor for Alaska Quarterly Review, a Callaloo fellow, and a graduate of the MFA Program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Chaun Ballard's chapbook, Flight, is the winner of the 2018 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize and will be published by Tupelo Press. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in ANMLY (FKA Drunken Boat), Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Chiron Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Frontier Poetry, International Poetry Review, Lunch Ticket, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Puerto del Sol, Rattle, and other literary magazines. His work has received nominations for both Best of the Net and a Pushcart Prize.

Publications and Prizes

Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New & Beginner Poets
(Black Lawrence Press, 2019)
, Misrepresented People
(NYQ Books, 2018)
Anomaly Literary Journal, Apogee Journal, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Cactus Heart, Chiron Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Ghost Town, Grist: The Journal for Writers, HEArt Online, International Poetry Review, Lunch Ticket, Off the Coast, Orbis, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Puerto del Sol, Rattle, Rock & Sling, Ruminate, Sukoon Magazine, The Caribbean Writer, Tishman Review, Third Wednesday, What Rough Beast
(Tupelo Press, 2018)
Prizes Won: 
Winner of the 2018 Tupelo Press Sunken Garden Poetry Prize, Winner of the 2018 Third Wednesday Annual Poetry Contest, Finalist in the 2017 Frontier Poetry Open, Nominated for a 2018 Pushcart Prize: Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Nominated for a 2016 Best of the Net: Grist: The Journal for Writers

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Last updated: Jan 26, 2019