GREG KOSMICKI is a poet and social worker living in Omaha, Nebraska. He founded The Backwaters Press in 1997, which he edits and publishes. His poetry has been published in numerous magazines since 1975, both print and online, including Briarcliff Review, Chiron Review, Connecticut Review, Cortland Review, New Letters, Nimrod, Paris Review, Poetry East, Smoking Poet, Paddlefish, and Windless Orchard. He received artist’s fellowships for his poetry from the Nebraska Arts Council in 2000 and 2006. He is the author of four books and eight chapbooks of poems. Two of the poems from his book from Word Press, Some Hero of the Past, and one poem from his newest chapbook from Pudding House Publications, New Route in the Dream, have been selected by Garrison Keillor and read by him on The Writer’s Almanac. His new book, Sheep Can Recognize Individual Human Faces, was published in June by Stephen F. Austin University Press. He and Debbie, his wife of 40 years, are the parents of three children, grandparents of one.
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