Micah Ballard was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is the author of four full-length books of poetry: Waifs and Strays (City Lights Books), nominated for a California Book Award, Afterlives (Bootstrap Press), The Michaux Notebook (FMSBW), and Parish Krewes (Bootstrap Press). Other books include: Evangeline Downs (Ugly Duckling Presse), Daily Vigs (Bird & Beckett), Vesper Chimes (Gas Meter) and Selected Prose (2008-2019) (Blue Press). With Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, he has printed over thirty books by various artists and poets under the imprints Auguste Press and Lew Gallery Editions. They live in San Francisco with their daughter Lorca.