This special issue on chiasmus includes fourteen papers that were presented at “Chiasmus: An Open Conference on the State of the Art,” held at Brigham Young University on August 15-16, 2017, and one additional article. These articles demonstrate the current state of the art of chiastic analysis in a wide array of languages and texts, including the Bible, Book of Mormon, Babylonian epics, and Mayan inscriptions. These articles identify chiastic structures and show how chiasmus provides order and beauty and points to the focus of a text. Articles also review the criteria for the identification of a chiasmus. This issue includes a bibliography of recommended sources for the study of chiasmus.