Nebraska Authors

Adrian Elizabeth Gibbons Koesters

AKA: Adrian Gibbons Koesters

Born 1957 Baltimore, MD

A poet, novelist, and nonfiction writer, Adrian Koesters was an assistant editor in Poetry for Prairie Schooner and graduate assistant editor for the syndicated newspaper column by Ted Kooser, "American Life in Poetry". She curates a guest blog literary community service, and has taught creative writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Creighton University.

Places Lived

Baltimore, MD
Bellingham, WA
Omaha, NE
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Poetry; Fiction; Nonfiction


Graduate, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
MFA, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
Ph.D. in English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


University professor
Sign language interpreter

Places Worked

Duchesne Academy, Omaha, NE
Mercy High School, Omaha, NE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Creighton University, Omaha, NE


Healing Mysteries: A Spiritual Rosary. 2005.
Many Parishes: Poems. 2013.
Three Days with the Long Moon. 2016.
Union Square: Novel. 2018.
Miraculous Medal : Novel. 2020.

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