Due to work being done on the electric transformer near the Library, power will be shut off to the Library 9:00pm June 11 until 6:00am June 12. During this time, online resources will be unavailable, including databases and the Library Website. Power will be restored by 6am Tuesday, June 12th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Spend your lunch hour with the Braided River reading series from Wednesday Words, a special reading series featuring award-winning writers from the Nebraska Arts Council’s (NAC) Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF) in Literature program. This month the Wednesday Words featured author is Missouri Poet Laureate, William Trowbridge.
Professor Trowbridge holds a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University. His poetry publications include five full collections: Ship of Fool (Red Hen Press, 2011); The Complete Book of Kong (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2003); Flickers, O Paradise, and Enter Dark Stranger (University of Arkansas Press, 2000, 1995, 1989); and three chapbooks, The Packing House Cantata (Camber Press, 2006), The Four Seasons (Red Dragonfly Press, 2001) and The Book of Kong (Iowa State University Press, l986).
His poems have appeared in more than 30 anthologies and textbooks, as well as in such periodicals as Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, Crazyhorse, The Georgia Review, Boulevard, The Southern Review, Columbia, Colorado Review, The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Epoch, and New Letters. He has given readings and workshops at schools, colleges, bookstores, and literary conferences throughout the United States. His awards include an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Pushcart Prize, a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference scholarship, a Camber Press Poetry Chapbook Award, and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Ragdale, Yaddo, and The Anderson Center.
He is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Northwest Missouri State University, where he was an editor of The Laurel Review/GreenTower Press from 1986 to 2004. Now living in Lee’s Summit, MO, he teaches in the University of Nebraska low-residency MFA in writing program. His interests are reading, travel, motorcycling, wine tasting, fine dining, and “trying to keep the damn rabbits out of the hibiscus” ;0)
Stop by the UNO-Kaneko Library to enjoy this free event brought to you by the Nebraska Arts Council, The Backwaters Press, The KANEKO and J.D. Hutton.
The UNO-Kaneko Library is located at 1111 Jones Street in the Old Market.