James J Cihlar

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English Department
210G Lind Hall

207 Church Street SE

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: University of Nebraska.
  • M.A.: University of Nebraska.
  • B.A.: University of Iowa.


  • Editing and publishing
  • LGBTQ literature
  • Modern British and American literature
  • The Shadowgraph (University of New Mexico Press, 2020)
  • Rancho Nostalgia (Dream Horse Press, 2013)
  • A Conversation with My Imaginary Daughter (Bloom Chapbooks, 2013)
  • Metaphysical Bailout (Pudding House Press, 2010)
  • Undoing (Little Pear Press, 2008)
  • Poems and essays have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Threepenny Review, Lambda Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, Nimrod, Western American Literature, The Brooklyn Rail, The Rumpus.
  • Career Readiness Faculty Fellow, University of Minnesota, 2017 - 2018
  • Minnesota State Arts Board Individual Artist Fellowship, 2017, 2013, 2000
  • Bloom Poetry Chapbook Prize, 2013
  • Prairie Schooner Glenna Luschei Award, 2008