A City Full of Eyes (James Cilhar)

About James Cihlar
Author’s Notes

 • Rancho Nostalgia
 • ’Til We Meet Again
 • Night Song
 • Lonely, Deeply
 • Light and Dark
 • The Face Behind the Mask
 • Johnny Guitar
 • Undercurrent
 • Nora Prentiss
 • King Arthur and His Mob
 • The Normal Lives of
    Good People
 • English Poem
 • The Projectionist
 • Man Proof
 • The Reality Show
 • Modern Maturity
 • Epistemology Roadshow
 • Nostalgiarama
 • Let’s All Chant
 • Rancho Nostalgia II



About James Cihlar

photo of James Cihlar by Brad StaufferJames Cihlar is the author of the poetry books Rancho Nostalgia (Dream Horse Press, forthcoming in 2013), Undoing (Little Pear Press, 2008) and chapbook Metaphysical Bailout (Pudding House Press). His work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, The Awl, Court Green, Smartish Pace, Prairie Schooner, Lambda Literary Review, and Forklift, Ohio. His poems are included in the anthologies American Tensions: Literature of Identity and the Search for Social Justice (New Village, 2011), Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Writers on Faith, Religion, and Spirituality (Sibling Rivalry, 2011), Divining Divas (Lethe, 2012), and American Society: What Poets See (FutureCycle Press, forthcoming). The recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship for Poetry and a Glenna Luschei Award from Prairie Schooner, Cihlar teaches at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/JamesCihlar and Facebook at www.facebook.com/james.cihlar.7

Thanks go to the editors of the following journals where some of the poems in A City Full of Eyes previously appeared, sometimes in different form:

  • 1110: “Lonely, Deeply”
  • American Poetry Review: “The Projectionist,” “King Arthur and His Mob”
  • The Awl: “Night Song,” “English Poem”
  • Court Green: “Light and Dark”
  • Fogged Clarity: “Modern Maturity”
  • Forklift, Ohio: “Nostalgiarama”
  • Labletter: “Undercurrent”
  • Mary: “Rancho Nostalgia II”
  • Mastodon Dentist: “Let’s All Chant”
    (as “Laura’s Models and Time’s Quick Exits”)
  • Midway Journal: “The Normal Lives of Good People”
  • Prairie Schooner: “’Til We Meet Again,” “The Reality Show”
  • Prime Numbers: “Nora Prentiss”
  • Rhino: “Epistemology Roadshow,” “Rancho Nostalgia”
  • Shaking Like a Mountain: “Johnny Guitar”


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