What’s New

I’m reading with William Reichard and Marjorie Saiser at the Highland Park Library in St. Paul on August 28, Sunday, 1:30 p.m., in the second floor community room. Come see my new chapbook, What My Family Used.

Check out this starred review from Kirkus for Howling Bird Press’s fall release–I’m happy to be working with them as publisher this summer!   https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/jacob-m-appel/the-topless-widow-of-herkimer-street/

Reading at SooVAC Gallery for Ekphrastic: A Collaboratitve Storytelling Experiment was a blast!


Photo by Brett Kallusky

Some nice press from Minneapolis City Pages: http://www.citypages.com/arts/lit-crawl-brings-books-to-bars-galleries-and-theaters-this-saturday-8325178

Along with William Reichard and Heid E. Erdrich, on June 4 at 6:00 p.m., I’ll be reading work written in response to the amazing artwork created at SooVAC Gallery. Come see it at all at Ekphrastic: A Collaborative Storytelling Experiment:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1733275283562908/  Learn more about SooVAC here: http://www.soovac.org

Hey, look at this, I’m in the Adroit Journal, along with many great writers I admire! http://www.theadroitjournal.org/issue-sixteen-james-cihlar-the-adroit-journal Check out the whole issue: http://www.theadroitjournal.org/issue-sixteen-the-adroit-journal/  It’s awesome!

The magazine issue my University of Minnesota students created this year, Ivory Tower 2016, is now available for free online reading at ISSUU.com. Check it out here: https://issuu.com/ivorytower/docs/ivory_web_new-4 It’s beautiful!

Really excited to have a poet I greatly admire, Henri Cole, serve as the judge for the 2016 Backwaters Prize. The deadline is May 31, so poets, polish up that poetry manuscript and submit it here: https://thebackwaterspress.submittable.com/submit

Thanks, University of Minnesota Bookstore at Coffman Memorial Union, for including my book Rancho Nostalgia in a display for National Poetry Month!  http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/stores/coffman.html#.VwmRD6uCzdk


Sharing a “golden oldie,” courtesy of Lambda Literary Review: “A Conversation with My Imaginary Daughter”: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/poetry-spotlight/03/03/james-cihlar-a-conversation-with-my-imaginary-daughter/

Check out my article on collectible McCoy Pottery in the March 2016 edition of The Old Times: https://issuu.com/theoldtimes/docs/old_times_v26_n03_mar_2016/15?e=0


It’s a book! Thanks to Georgia Greeley and Artichoke Press. Picked up my author copies of this limited edition, artist-made chapbook of What My Family Used. We’re planning an event for May–stay tuned! http://www.georgiaagreeley-artichokepress.com/Artichoke_Press/Home.html

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