BOA Authors & Poets
Chicago resident Adam McOmber is the author of This New and Poisonous Air, his debut collection of short stories. The Assistant Director of Creative Nonfiction at Columbia College Chicago, where he teaches both creative nonfiction and mythology, he is also the associate editor of the literary magazine Hotel Amerika. His work has been published in Conjunctions, StoryQuarterly, Third Coast, The Greensboro Review, Arts & Letters, Ascent, North Atlantic Review, and Web Conjunctions. He has been nominated for two 2012 Pushcart Awards for “There Are No Bodies Such as This,” and “A Memory of His Rising,” both from This New and Poisonous Air. He was also shortlisted for Best American Fantasy of 2010 and received an AWP Intro Award for Nonfiction in 2001. His upcoming debut novel, Empyrean, is slated to be published by Touchstone in August 2012.