ART HOMER was raised in the Missouri Ozarks and the Pacific Northwest. He worked on forest trail crews, as an animal caretaker, and as a journeyman ironworker before finishing his education at Portland State University and the University of Montana Graduate Program in Creative Writing. He worked for two years in the Montana Poets in the Schools, has edited Portland Review, CutBank, SmokeRoot Press, and The Nebraska Review—and has taught at several colleges and universities. Since 1982, he has taught poetry and nonfiction writing at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Writer’s Workshop, where he was named a Regents Professor in 1995. Homer’s latest two poetry collections are Sight is No Carpenter 2005 and Blind Uncle Night, 2012. His nonfiction book, The Drownt Boy: An Ozark Tale (University of Missouri Press, 1994) was a finalist for the AWP Award in Creative Nonfiction. His books have been reviewed in The Bloomsbury Review, Iowa Review, L.A. Times Book Review, Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, Des Moines Register, Kansas City Star, Western American Literature, Western Humanities Review and elsewhere. His awards include a Nebraska Arts Council Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Pushcart Prize. He and his wife, poet & fine press printer Alison Wilson, have built their own house on 80 acres. Art is the proud owner of an old pickup and a young chocolate Lab to ride in the back.