has had poems published in more than 100 poetry journals, including The Ledge, Poetry, and Slant. His five books of poetry include Poet As Bad Guy, Instead of Gifts, Questions/Answers, God’s Haircut and Other Remembered Dreams, and Off–Target. In response to Off–Target, chicagopoetry.com named him a “Top Dog” in Chicago poetry. Offen, who lives in Glenview, Illinois, is founding editor of Free Lunch: A Poetry Miscellany, which has been around for 19 years. The magazine won a Literary Award from the Illinois Arts Council and had a poem it published included in the annual The Best American Poetry series.