Jeff Gundy grew up in the flatlands of central Illinois and has since lived in Indiana, Kansas, and Ohio. Since 1984 he has taught at Bluffton University in northwest Ohio. He has published three chapbooks, a book of poems, and a book of creative nonfiction.
“Reading Flatlands, you feel the author’s honesty palpably, his lack of side; these are genuine, searching poems, with no airs about them, full of wry wonder and warmth.” –Jean Valentine
“What a delight it is to encounter the rich and compelling world of Jeff Gundy’s Flatlands. These are poems of real vision and power, often darkly playful yet always resonant with both life’s pleasures and its regrets.” –David St. John
Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Gundy, Jeff, "Flatlands" (1995). CSU Poetry Center Books. 16.