Bob Chibka was raised in Portland, Maine. After studies at Yale, the University of Iowa, and Cornell, he taught literature (with a specialization in 18th-Century British novels) and fiction-writing at Boston College for three decades before retiring in 2015. He loves being pushed around by sentences and returning the favor. Publications include lit-critical articles on works by Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Aphra Behn, Sam Johnson, Jorge Luis Borges, Nathaniel Hawthorne; one lonely novel, A Slight Lapse; and shorter fiction (in Glimmer Train, Yale Review, Consequence, Post Road). He's eager to round the elbow from his Brewster home and mingle with other intellectually curious Cape Codders.