What’s New

Howling Bird Press is currently accepting submissions of poetry manuscripts. The winner receives $1,000, book publication, and distribution by Small Press Distribution. See the full guidelines here: https://augsburghowlingbirdpress.submittable.com/submit Poets, don’t miss out; this chance comes around once every three years!

The online edition of Ivory Tower 2017, the art and literary magazine of the University of Minnesota, is now posted! Check it out: https://issuu.com/ivorytower/docs/ivory_tower_2017

Scott Hightower wrote this nice review of Rancho Nostalgia for Fogged Clarity a while back, so I thought I’d repost it:  http://foggedclarity.com/article/review-james-cihlars-rancho-nostalgia/

Paying tribute to Bette Davis in this new poem inspired by the movie Another Man’s Poison, her follow up to All About Eve: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/poetry-spotlight/04/05/a-poem-by-james-cihlar/ Thanks, Lambda Literary—I’m honored and proud to be published by you!

Thanks to the Minnesota Daily for writing this profile of Ivory Tower art and literary magazine:  http://www.mndaily.com/article/2017/03/ivory-tower-prepares-for-april-launch

I was very happy to blurb this new book, Dear Dementia, by my former student M. Wright, now available for pre-order from Ghost City Press. Check out the great cover!  https://gumroad.com/l/gcp062

Here are some wise words about the value of the NEA, NEH, and CPB, from Vickie Benson, the Arts Program Director of the McKnight Foundationhttp://blog.mcknight.org/2017/03/artists-as-must-haves-why-our-communities-need-the-nea/

Check out the new Howling Bird Press website for news, announcements, photos, and more! http://engage.augsburg.edu/howlingbird/

I’m very happy and excited to have won a Minnesota State Arts Board grant in poetry for 2017! See the full list of winners here: http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/2017/2017-awarded-ai.htm