Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology
6 x 9, 240 pp.
Pub Date: 05/02/2017
Price:        $26.00


Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press

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Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology

Daniel A. Simon

The first anthology of its scope, Nebraska Poetry encompasses 150 years of the state’s literary history, featuring 80-plus poets and more than 180 poems. This landmark collection includes poems by authors best known for their prose—like Willa Cather, Loren Eiseley, and Tillie Olsen—as well as some remarkable but relatively forgotten writers from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. Among the contemporary writers, it includes poets of Nebraska’s renowned “second renaissance” along with a rich array of younger writers who are redefining what poetry from and about the state might represent. A broadly inclusive as well as diverse anthology, Nebraska Poetry celebrates the state’s brilliant contribution not only to Great Plains literature but to the broader traditions of American letters.

DANIEL SIMON is a Nebraska native. He received his doctorate in comparative literature from Indiana University, Bloomington. He currently teaches for the Department of English at the University of Oklahoma. His verse chapbook, Cast Off, was published in 2015, and a full-length collection, After Reading Everything, is due out in 2016. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma with his wife and three daughters. 


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