blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



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.