Nebraska Authors

Art Homer

AKA: Arthur

Born 1951 Reynolds County, MO (USA)

Art Homer taught poetry and nonfiction writing at the University of Nebraska - Omaha for thirty-three years, retiring in 2015. His most recent of five poetry collections is Blind Uncle Night (WordTech Press, 2012). His nonfiction book, The Drownt Boy: An Ozark Tale (University of Nebraska Press), was a finalist for the AWP Award from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. He gave the 2014 guest lecture at the John Clare Festival in Helpston, England, the sesquicentennial of the poet's death. Art and his wife, poet and fine-press printer Alison Wilson, live in rural Nebraska.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE :1982-
Portland, OR area

Author Of

  • Poetry




Bachelor of Arts, 1977, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Master of Fine Arts, 1979, University of Montana, Missoula, MT


Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Writers' Workshop (1982-2015)

Places Worked

University of Nebraska - Omaha


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 27 March 1986 and 19 March 1998
Bertha Morton Scholar, 1978-1979, University of Montana.
Finalist, Walt Whitman Award, Juniper Prize, Houghton Mifflin Poetry Series, 1982
Short story nominated for the Pushcart Prize, 1993
Nebraska Arts Council Merit Award recipient, 1995


What We Did After the Rain. 1984.
Tattoos. 1986.
Skies of Such Valuable Glass. 1990.
The Drownt Boy: An Ozark Tale. 1994.
Sight Is No Carpenter. 2005. (poetry collection)
Blind Uncle Night. 2012.
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017. (Contributor.) 2017.

His poems have appeared in:
Southern Poetry Review
North American Review
Mississippi Review
Poet & Critic

Homer was featured in the March 1998 Ames Reading Series program:

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