Art Homer holds an MFA from the University
of Montana. He has served as editor of The Portland Review, CutBank,
and SmokeRoot Press and currently edits The Nebraska Review. He
is chair of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Writer's Workshop.
He is the recipient of a 1998 NEA Writing Fellowship, a 1995 Individual
Artist Fellowship from Nebraska Arts Council, and a Regents Professorship
from the University of Nebraska. His nonfiction book, The Drownt
Boy: An Ozark Tale (University of Missouri, 1994), was a finalist
for the Associated Writing Programs Award in Creative Nonfiction.
Homer has also published three poetry collections, including, most
recently, Skies of Such Valuable Glass (Owl Creek Press, 1990).
His poems and essays have appeared recently or are forthcoming
in Agni, The Georgia Review, The Journal
of the American Medical Association, The Midwest Quarterly, The
North American Review,
Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and The Southern
Review. He received
a Pushcart Prize in 1995. Homer lives near Beatrice, Nebraska.