Jon Ballard's poetry and fiction have appeared in over fifty journals since 2006, including Cimarron Review, Flint Hills Review, The Valparaiso Poetry Review, New Mexico Poetry Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Blue Earth Review, The MacGuffin, Boxcar Poetry Review, Connecticut River Review, and Broadsided.
He is the author of five poetry chapbooks: Lonesome (Pudding House, 2007), Sad Town (Maverick Duck Press, 2007), Trees Make You Think of Other Things (Foothills Publishing, 2008), Such Small Rain (Pudding House, 2009), and most recently, Somewhere Between (Finishing Line Press, 2013).
He received an MA in English from Oakland University, and works as an adjunct writing instructor at Oakland Community College. Currently he lives in Michigan.
Visit Jon at: www.jpballard.com.
Year of the Poets is his first novel.