In 2013 Twyla Hansen was appointed Nebraska State Poet for which she will serve a five-year renewable term. Hansen is the author of five poetry collections, including Rock • Tree • Bird (The Backwaters Press, 2017), as well as coauthor with Linda M. Hasselstrom of the book, Dirt Songs: A Plain Duet (The Backwaters Press, 2011), which won the 2012 Nebraska Book Award and was finalist for the 2012 High Plains Book Award and 2012 WILLA Literary Award.
Nov 03 2018
Come spend a day "Writing the Necessary" and studying the basics of prize-winning poetry. The Lied Lodge setting overlooks a peaceful, inspiring valley with the famous Arbor Lodge within view. Stay for an evening of poetry reading and wine tasting. Not to mention the joy of sharing time with other poets!
Writing the Necessary!
"When language is degraded from the highest perches and public words regularly carry meaning that reduces groups to crude and false stereotypes, the nuance and precision of poems is an ever more necessary tool for living. (Elizabeth Alexander)
Lied Lodge & Conference Center, Nebraska City, Nebraska
November 3, 2018
Members & Public Invited to Register
$50.00 Discount for Nebraska Writers Guild Members
2700 Sylvan Rd68410 Nebraska City68410, Nebraska
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—Daniel Freeman, first to file claim, Jan. 1, 1863
Here, an abundance of trees, stream, prairie—
enough to sustain a family, prove up this plot of land,
the first of thousands to be claimed across America.
Place that was first inhabited by natives, lodge-