Ash Dean is a father, poet and educator. He grew up in Ferguson, Missouri and currently lives in Ansan, South Korea. He is an MFA graduate of The International Writing Program at City University of Hong Kong. Ash is the author of Cardiography from Finishing Line Press.  His work has appeared in  Amethyst, Cha, Drunken Boat, Foreign, Gravel, Ma La,  Mason’s Road, Red Coyote, Re:locations, Soul-Lit, Speechless, and in the anthology Afterness: Literature from the New Transnational Asia.