about this contributor:


JIM CIHLAR: I am the Managing Editor for Redleaf Press, an educational publisher in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I have previously worked at Coffee House Press, New Rivers Press, and I have taught at the University of Minnesota, the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, and the University of Nebraska. I earned my Ph.D. in Creative Writing at Nebraska, and I earned my B.A. in English at the University of Iowa, where I studied in the undergraduate Writers Workshop. My poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Minnesota Monthly, and Briar Cliff Review. In 2000 I won a Minnesota State Arts Board grant in poetry. Thank you for considering my work. I look forward to hearing from you.