Nebraska

In 1921, Nebraska established a state poet laureate position, which is currently held by Twyla M. Hansen, who was appointed to a five-year term in 2013. Hansen is the author of five books of poetry, including Rock • Tree • Bird (The Backwaters Press, 2017).

recent & featured listings

type namesort descending state
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore A Novel Idea Bookstore Nebraska
Literary Organization Center for Great Plains Studies Nebraska
Literary Organization Fine Lines Nebraska
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Indigo Bridge Nebraska
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Jackson Street Booksellers Nebraska
Literary Organization Nebraska Arts Council Nebraska
Festival Nebraska Book Festival Nebraska
Literary Organization Nebraska Center for the Book Nebraska
Literary Organization Nebraska Humanities Council Nebraska
Literary Organization Nebraska Literary Heritage Association Nebraska

poems

poem
Alas, that June should come when thou didst go;
I think you passed each other on the way;
And seeing thee, the Summer loved thee so
That all her loveliness she gave away;
Her rare perfumes, in hawthorn boughs distilled,
Blushing, she in thy sweeter bosom left,
poem

 

Click the icon above to listen to this audio poem.

2
poem
Behind the arch of glory sets the day;
The river lies in curves of silver light,
The Fields Elysian glitter in a spray
Of golden dust; the gilded dome is bright,
The towers of Notre Dame cut clean and gray
The evening sky, and pale from left to right
A