This blog is a personal space where I do stuff. It is not associated with my employer in any way. Nor is it associated with the James Bond franchise, rain forests, or television shows I don’t like. I often go by Sad Iron and love sad irons because they appear in The Sound and the Fury and I had no idea what the heck “asbestos” meant in that context until I walked into an antique store.

Here is the cold, lifeless 3rd-person bio I send out with my poems:

Chuck Rybak lives in Wisconsin and is currently an Full Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Wxxxxxxxx—Gxxxn xxy, where he teaches the humanities, literature, and creative writing.  He is the author of two chapbooks, Nickel and Diming My Way Through and Liketown.  His full-length collection, Tongue and Groove, was released in 2007 by Main Street Rag.  Poems of his have appeared in The Cincinnati Review; Pebble Lake Review; War, Literature & the Arts; The Ledge; Southern Poetry Review; Verse Wisconsin; and other journals. His new book, </war>,was released by Main Street Rag in 2013.

You can contact me at chuck.rybak@gmail.com