Robert Perchan was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up there. After finishing grad school he taught college English courses aboard, deployed on U.S. Navy ships for a couple of years, and later joined the faculty of a university in Pusan, South Korea, where he remained until his retirement. He has published two poetry chapbooks and a full-length poetry collection, as well as a flash novel. He still calls Pusan home. Find him at robertperchan.com.