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 is published by Tupelo Press.

His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, Frontier Poetry, Lunch Ticket, Narrative Magazine, Rattle, The New York Times Magazine, Tupelo Quarterly, and other literary magazines. His work has received nominations for both Best of the Net and a Pushcart Prize.

Publications & Prizes

Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New & Beginner Poets (Black Lawrence Press, 2019)
Misrepresented People (NYQ Books, 2018)
Flight (Tupelo Press, 2018)
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Spoon River Poetry Review
Sukoon Magazine
The Caribbean Writer
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What Rough Beast
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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 update: Aug 16, 2019