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After a southern Michigan childhood, Chad V. Broughman worked in the banking industry throughout the state of Georgia before pursuing a career in teaching. He is a poet and prose writer living in Harbor Springs, Michigan, a scenic resort community on the northern shores of Lake Michigan. Chad is most stirred by his rambunctious young sons, Gray and Hudson, and his forbearing wife, Erin, and teaches composition and creative writing at the secondary and post-secondary levels.  His fiction has appeared in numerous journals and reviews nationwide, such as Carrier Pigeon, East Coast Literary Review, River Poets Journal and Burningword.

Chad served as an assistant editor for The Louisville Review and  was awarded the Rusty Scythe Prize award in 2016.  He earned a B.S. in Finance from Michigan State University and holds two M.A.’s from Central Michigan University: Education Administration,  Language & Literature. Most recently, he was awarded an MFA from Spalding University. Chad is currently a Barista on-duty at Cafe Aphra, a poetry and fiction blog based out of the U.K.