Sept. 21, 2007
Morningside College will host writer Art Homer on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue.
The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by the Sioux City Readings Series and Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
Homer will read from his “Sight is No Carpenter,” his most recent of four poetry collections, that was published by WordTech Communications in 2005.
Homer is editor of The Nebraska Review and is chair of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Writer’s Workshop. He has been editor of Portland Review, CutBank, and SmokeRoot Press, and has taught at several colleges and universities. He received a 1995 Pushcart Prize and was the recipient of a 1998 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Writing Fellowship, a 1995 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Nebraska Arts Council, and a Regents Professorship from the University of Nebraska. His non-fiction book “The Drownt Boy: An Ozark Tale,” published in 1994 by University of Missouri Press, was a finalist for the Associated Writing Programs (AWP) Award in Creative Fiction.
His poems and essays have appeared in Agni, Georgia Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, Midwest Quarterly, North American Review, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and Southern Review. Homer’s books have been reviewed in The Bloomsbury Review, Iowa Review, LA Times Book Review, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, The Des Moines Register, Kansas City Star, Western American Literature, Western Humanities Review, and others.
Homer graduated from Portland State University in 1977 and received a master of fine arts degree from the University of Montana Graduate Program in Creative Writing in 1979, where he studied with Richard Hugo, Madeline DeFrees, and Tess Gallagher.
The Sioux City Readings Series, which began in 1998, brings nationally published poets, novelists, and short story writers to Sioux City. The series’ creator and coordinator is Dr. Stephen Coyne, professor of English at Morningside College.