Born in 1932 in Omaha, Nebraska, artist Tom Bartek’s career is the tale of a man and a city, and proof positive that, in fact, you can go home again ...more
James Cihlar is the author of the poetry books Rancho Nostalgia (Dream Horse Press, forthcoming in 2013), Undoing (Little Pear Press, 2008) and chapbook Metaphysical Bailout (Pudding House Press). His work has been published in the American Poetry Review, The Awl, Court Green, Smartish Pace, Lambda Literary Review, and Forklift, Ohio. His poems appear in the anthologies American Tensions: Literature of Identity and the Search for Social Justice (New Village, 2011) and American Society: What Poets See (FutureCycle Press, 2012). He teaches at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Follow him on Twitter: @jamescihlar.