Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology

Edited by Daniel A. Simon

978-1-62288-145-1 Cloth
6 x 9. 240 pp.
Pub Date: 05/02/2017
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WINNER OF THE 2018 NEBRASKA BOOK AWARD IN POETRY
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.
 

Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press