Chaun Ballard‘s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Chiron Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Rattle, Rock & Sling, and other literary magazines. His photos can be seen in issues of Gravel, HEArt Online, Off the Coast, and The Silk Road Review.

Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and San Bernardino, California, he is currently a student in the MFA Program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. For seven years now, he and his wife have been teaching in the Middle East and West Africa.