Brendan Basham (Diné) is a fiction writer, poet, photographer, educator, and former chef. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Born in Alaska and raised in northern Arizona, Brendan has cooked his way through Oregon, Washington, California, New Mexico, and, of course, Puerto Rico, where he was chef and co-owner of two restaurants on the beach.

His work has appeared in the Santa Fe Literary Review, Red Ink, Yellow Medicine Review, Juked, and Sheepshead Review. He has taught courses on 20th-century American literature and generative writing workshops at the undergraduate and graduate level.

He currently lives and teaches in New York, where he is finishing his first novel.