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. For eight years now, he and his wife have been teaching in the Middle East and West Africa. 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, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Rattle, and other literary magazines. His work has received nominations for both Best of the Net and a Pushcart Prize.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies: 
Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New & Beginner Poets
(Black Lawrence Press, 2019)
, Misrepresented People
(NYQ Books, 2018)
Journals: 
Anomaly Literary Journal, Apogee Journal, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Chiron Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Ghost Town, Grist: The Journal for Writers, HEArt Online, International Poetry Review, Off the Coast, Orbis, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Puerto del Sol, Rattle, Rock & Sling, Ruminate, Sukoon Magazine, The Caribbean Writer, The Tishman Review, Third Wednesday
Chapbook: 
Flight
(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

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
MO
Raised in: 
CA
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Last updated: Mar 30, 2018