Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and San Bernardino, California, Chaun Ballard has called Alaska home since fall 2005.
Chaun Ballard is 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 during the academic year, but they return home to Anchorage each summer.
Chaun Ballard's work has received nominations for both Best of the Net and a Pushcart Prize. 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.