Billy Lombardo is the Bridgeport (Chicago) poet. ‘Meanwhile, Roxy Mourns’ is a collection of his poems and prose, including a poem from 1988 that he first read at the Green Mill Uptown Lounge, and a piece about watching the Chicago White Sox win the World Series with his son, Seth. Lombardo teaches at the Latin School in Chicago, and has a novel and two short stories collections out. He is the 2011 recipient of the Nelson Algren Award.
Lombardo’s stories reflect the natural grace of someone who not only grew up in the city but who possesses the precise touch to express his points with honesty and art. — Chicago Tribune