Chaun Ballard


Author's Bio

Chaun Ballard is the co-host of the Blue Doors Poetry Retreat in Galaxidi, Greece, an affiliate editor for Alaska Quarterly Review, a Callaloo fellow, and a graduate of the MFA Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

His 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, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Lunch Ticket, Narrative Magazine, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Rattle, Spoon River Poetry Review, The New York Times, 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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New York Times Magazine
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Spoon River Poetry Review
Sukoon Magazine
The Caribbean Writer
The Tishman Review
Third Wednesday
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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: Jan 06, 2020